Florida resident sentenced to 3 years for smuggling firearms to TT

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Florida resident sentenced to 3 years for smuggling firearms to TT

A Florida resident has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison by a US judge over the smuggling of firearms to T&T.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, 39-year-old Chrissie Williams entered a guilty plea in January 2024.

Court documents state that on five occasions between 2021 and 2022, Williams prepared packages with household items to be sent T&T, which concealed firearms, firearm parts and ammunition.

Williams was also accused of preparing fake shipping manifests and paid “straw shippers” to deliver the packages under their names.

The concealed items included completed pistols and AR-style rifles, parts that could be readily assembled into completed guns, extended magazines and ammunition to match the firearms being smuggled.