C-4 seized in US in Navy SEAL smuggling case

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 5, 2010 11:27

LAS VEGAS — Federal agents seized five pounds of C-4 military explosives from the home of a man accused with a US Navy SEAL and a Las Vegas associate of smuggling machine guns from Iraq into the US for sale and shipment to Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

Grenades and night-vision goggles also were found in the Colorado home of 34-year-old Richard Paul, according to federal prosecutors and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents in Las Vegas and Colorado.

Paul and Andrew Kaufman, 36, of Las Vegas, were arrested Wednesday and appeared Thursday before federal magistrate judges in Durango and Las Vegas on conspiracy charges. Each was ordered held in federal custody pending an evidentiary hearing.


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