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May 29, 2015 2:53 PM

Man from Canada accused of trying to buy 100 guns in NH

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A man from Canada has been charged with making false statements in an attempt to buy 100 handguns in New Hampshire.

A complaint filed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says 62-year-old Nana Baffoe entered the United States on May 18. Several days later, he met with a firearms dealer in Nashua, filled out paperwork saying he lived in Manchester and gave a cashier's check for $30,500.

Under federal law, a firearms dealer can only sell handguns to a resident of the state where the dealer is located. The complaint said authorities found a Canadian driver's license in Baffoe's wallet and a document indicating his employer was in Canada.

Baffoe was ordered detained pending a hearing Monday.

A message seeking comment was left with the federal public defender's office.


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