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Minneapolis – -(Ammoland.com)- A Canadian man was sentenced to 68 months in prison for aiding and abetting unlawful possession of firearms, announced Acting United States Attorney Charles J. Kovats.
According to court documents, on January 10, 2021, Muzamil Aden Addow, 30, and co-defendant Dayne Adrian Sitladeen, 29, were stopped by a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper near Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The defendants were traveling between 95-100 miles per hour in a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Texas license plates. When the Trooper approached the vehicle, Muzamil Aden Addow, the driver, provided an Ontario, Canada, driver’s license with a false name.
According to court documents, after detecting the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and receiving suspicious and inconsistent statements from Addow and Sitladeen, the Trooper searched the vehicle.
As a result of the search, law enforcement officers recovered a total of 67 firearms and numerous pistol magazines, including 15 high-capacity pistol magazines, from four bags in the truck—one pistol magazine was partially loaded with live ammunition rounds.
Addow, who pleaded guilty on July 27, 2021, to one count of aiding and abetting firearm possession by aliens unlawfully in the United States, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Nancy E. Brasel. On December 8, 2021, his co-defendant Dayne Adrian Sitladeen was sentenced to 78 months in prison.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Minnesota State Patrol.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Samantha Bates.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.
Muzamil . . . False ID . . . 67 firearms . . .
I’ll bet Muzamil is providing info to the feds and his sentence will be reduced as a result. He was up t no good. 99% of people with firearms are entirely lawful. The other 1% are the sort that have false IDs.
What’s the problem? These guys were simply just getting a market jump on all the Canook confiscated firearms set to start 4/30/2022? They were merely liberating some firearms from the grasp of Papa Justdumb Trudeau.
There’s more to this story. Lots more
From the National Post:
Fugitives wanted in Canada for murder, kidnapping found with an arsenal during U.S. traffic stop, police say
Officers found 67 guns and numerous magazines in four bags in the truck, according to the complaint. One was loaded with live ammunition
@JayWPB these two are the type the demoncrats will let out on the streets on their on recognizance because they are black
Were the “guns” STOLEN? This question was NEVER touched upon. YES, NAIL them for FRAUDULENT IDs, IDs which the DemoKKKrats do not like. NAIL them for breaking the speed limit (this endangered innocent people who were not there). The cop smelled pot? Were the dogs called? If not then the search was ILLEGAL! These “law enforcers” just allowed these men to WALK!!
These two assholes did EVERYTHING but ad flashing lights to get busted !
And yes, they will walk, should have called for the dog to solidify the search and weapons charge.
Article does not say whether they consented to search. Often officers will ask to be allowed to search. I did notice article did not say anything about pot being seized. If that was used as pretext for search without consent – then everything gets tossed out of courts and they walk. Even if odor is acceptable for search, it is a questionable claim and absence of pot from the vehicle certainly seems to refute officer’s claim. Police dogs have been demonstrated to average well below 50% for drug detection. They tend to be overly tuned to their handler and signal… Read more »
I tried to send you the chart of source reliability rating, but it gets turned into a weird list kind of thing. Sorry.
Not necessarily. Was this a consent search? An officer smelling an illegal substance is allowed to conduct a limited search for the source. If he finds the source or other evidence of criminal activity, he may/shall continue the search. Maybe you should take a course in search and seizure before spouting off on limited information.
OMG! “High capacity” magazine!!! Oh, the humanity! Gasp! And ONE of them was….oh, no!….partially loaded!! Eeek! With “LIVE” ammo!!! OMG!!! What ever are we to do?!?!
Sounds like they expect gun owners to load magazines with “dead ammo”? LOL
Looks like the government thugs are bragging about armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and violation of rights again.
How many “HIGH CAPACITY PISTOL MAGAZINES” were found on the “Minnesota State Patrol Trooper”?
. . . I mean, you know, the implication being that they are SO evil and only terrorists, extremists and mass shooters could ever want, need, or have a use for them!
NO ONE NEEDS 10 BULLETS TO KILL A DEER YA KNOW!
A bear ,or pig 223? them charging 30-40 and a ffffaaaast finger
“This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Minnesota State Patrol.”
“after detecting the odor of marijuana in the vehicle”
AKA “we will conduct an illegal warrantless search”
Hell these cops have such good noses they can sniff out morphine, fentanyl, etc. Nothing eludes them but crime. lol