10 May 2013

Man fined for importing sub-machine gun parts

9:44 pm on 10 May 2013

A Christchurch man has been fined $1000 for importing parts of a military-style sub-machine gun.

Customs officers at the International Mail Centre intercepted packages addressed to Christopher Horgan, 55, in March last year.

The packages contained a gun barrel and wooden gun stock.

Two days later, more post was seized, which also contained firearm parts.

Customs officers searched Horgan's house and found more parts, that were in the process of being assembled.

Horgan pleaded guilty to four charges of importing firearms parts without the required police permit.