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Smuggle bid man gets 5yrs.


A WOULD-BE arms smuggler has had his 16-month jail sentence increased to five years after prosecutors appealed.

Maitland Cuthill, 41, tried to import a stun gun and five CS pepper sprays in 2015.

The weapons, addressed to his Arbroath home, were seized by Border Force officers near Heathrow airport. National Crime Agency investigators then raided his house.

Cuthill admitted buying the CS spray and stun gun and trying to import them. He also admitted to having a banned stun gun.

He was jailed for 16 months in August after appearing at Dundee Sheriff Court. But his sentence was increased after an appeal.

John McGowan, head of the NCA's border investigations team in Scotland, said: "Stun guns like these are not toys. We're intent on keeping these weapons off the streets."



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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 11, 2017
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