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99medic  [Member]
4/13/2006 12:07:11 AM EDT
Does anybody know anymore info about the case? All I know is that he is a Singaporian national that is trying to sell M4's to Syria and Indonesia
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Claymore_3  [Member]
4/13/2006 10:19:21 AM EDT
Are you talking about illegal exportation? That's a serious one.
deez  [Member]
4/13/2006 10:32:42 AM EDT

Foreign arms dealer is arrested in sting

By Onell R. Soto
April 12, 2006

A Singapore arms dealer who federal agents said came to San Diego to buy rifles he wanted to illegally export to Indonesia was arrested Monday by undercover agents in a sting operation.

Chia Kia Cheng, 60, also known as Ronald “K.C.” Chia, is scheduled to be arraigned in San Diego federal court today on charges of trying to illegally export two M-4 automatic rifles.

The case began in 1999, when Cheng met an undercover customs agent who was posing as a weapons dealer at an arms expo in Washington, D.C., according to court documents.

In e-mails and phone calls after that, Cheng repeatedly inquired about buying thousands of M-16 rifles, night-vision equipment and bulletproof vests, which he said were bound for customers in Indonesia and Syria, according to court documents.

Cheng also asked about getting grenade launchers for a Syrian buyer, investigators said.

Investigators have not found any connection to terrorist organizations, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lauren Mack.

In conversations over several years, Cheng and the agent referred to the weapons – which are illegal to export without permission – as “teak furniture,” according to a court filing.

Less than a month ago, Cheng said he had confirmed buyers and ordered three sample rifles he planned to show his customer and test-fire in Indonesia, they said.

To consummate the deal, Cheng agreed to come to San Diego.

During Cheng's visit, the undercover agent showed him two rifles in a hotel room, then had him fill out a shipping label for shipment to Indonesia and pay $3,280, investigators said.

Other agents arrested Cheng shortly after the payment was made, investigators said.

In an interview less than an hour later, Cheng denied paying for the rifles, but he said the deal was “improper” and “shady,” according to court documents.

The charges he faces carry a maximum prison term of 20 years if he is convicted.

Onell Soto: (619) 293-1280;

1911greg  [Member]
4/15/2006 1:04:21 PM EDT
Getting weapons from CA and shipping them to another place, seems ass backwards!
uglygun  [Member]
4/15/2006 4:58:13 PM EDT
Eh, the Chia guy is probably a UN plant trying to expose the US as a source for illegally exported arms in the world.
NeoWeird  [Team Member]
4/15/2006 6:03:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uglygun:
Eh, the Chia guy is probably a UN plant trying to expose the US as a source for illegally exported arms in the world.

Yeah, but the UN will deny knowing him, and he will not give up the facts out of loyalty, so we will lock him up and throw away the key, until we find out he is the only person capable of infilitrating the US's maximum security prison to stop a couple of ex-military kidnappers from killing the entire nation with nerve gas from rockets placed around the prison, whose defenses have now made it the ultimate fortress. Wait a minute....

...should someone contact Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage for likeness rights/infringment?
99medic  [Member]
4/15/2006 6:25:21 PM EDT
Thanks to the Lib-tard media the regular joe blow shmucattelli that has zero knowledge of firearms will associate this Retardo with honest legal firearms dealer.
madjack956  [Member]
4/19/2006 7:13:50 PM EDT
Seven fucking years worth of taxpayers money spent on a $3200.00 two gun deal...Outstanding work..
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