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Valley man sentenced 2.5 years in prison for dealing firearms

Oct 21, 2022, 8:00 PM
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PHOENIX — A Valley man was sentenced to over two years in federal prison for dealing in firearms without a license, authorities said Friday.

Abdur-R-Ahin Shamsid-Deen, 43, from El Mirage received his 30-month sentence Oct. 11 after previously pleading guilty to dealing the weapons, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Arizona said in a press release.

The investigation into Shamsid-Deen revealed he purchased at least 55 firearms, mostly handguns, from April to October 2019 from Arizona gun stores with the intent to sell them for profit.

Some of the weapons had been used in robberies and drive-by shootings, while others were recovered from people who are legally unable to possess a firearm.

In total, law enforcement recovered 28 handguns near Los Angeles and two in Phoenix.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives handled the investigation in the case.

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Valley man sentenced 2.5 years in prison for dealing firearms