Man pleads guilty to scheme to send guns to Indonesia

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Hampshire to participating in a scheme to buy guns and send them to security detail for the president and vice president of Indonesia.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Hampshire says 36-year-old Audi Sumilat, on active duty with the U.S. Army, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges and will be sentenced in October.

Authorities say Sumilat joined a conspiracy to buy guns in Texas and in 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 said 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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