A third man, Rashad Sargeant, has been sentenced in the US state of Georgia for his role in trafficking firearms to Barbados.
Together with his co-defendant, David Johnson, Sargeant is reported by US officials to have shipped at least 30 firearms to Barbados.
The serial numbers of the firearms were obscured and the weapons packed inside false compartments in boxes and mailed to Barbados using UPS, FedEx and DHL.
US attorney for the northern district of Georgia, Ryan K. Buchanan, in a news release says Sargeant’s sentence includes three years and 10 months in prison, followed by three more years of probation.
Johnson of Illinois received an identical sentence.
Another accused who bought the guns on behalf of Sargeant and Johnson was sentenced to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty in June 2021.