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Jul 6, 2016 2:45 PM

US soldier pleads guilty of scheme to smuggle guns from NH to Indonesian secret service

The Associated Press

CONCORD — A U.S. Army soldier who participated in a scheme to buy guns and send them to a security detail for the president and vice president of Indonesia has pleaded guilty to several charges in federal court in New Hampshire.

The U.S. attorney's office in New Hampshire says Audi Sumilat pleaded guilty Tuesday and will be sentenced in October.

Authorities say Sumilat joined a conspiracy to buy guns in Texas and New Hampshire for members of the Indonesian Presidential Guard. He admitted he and three guard members came up with a plan in 2014, when they were stationed together for training in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Sumilat says he bought guns in Texas and shipped them to a co-conspirator in New Hampshire who delivered them to guard members on visits in Washington and New York.

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