Coon Rapids man convicted of smuggling handguns

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A Coon Rapids man was convicted of illegally exporting guns he bought in Minnesota to his native country of Liberia for resale, reported multiple news sources.

McHarding Degan Galimah, 38, was convicted Thursday, Feb. 14, of a single count of smuggling firearms into Liberia, reported the Star Tribune.

Galimah bought seven 9-millimeter handguns from Madden Group, a federally licensed firearms dealer, at various gun shows, reported the Star Tribune.

After shipping the guns, Galimah made several visits to Liberia to sell the guns for a profit, reported Pioneer Press.

A sentencing date has yet to be set, reported the Pioneer Press.

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