Former Lejeune Marines arrested in conspiracy to manufacture firearms illegally

Former Lejeune Marines arrested in conspiracy to manufacture firearms illegally
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Two former Lejeune Marines and an Idaho man were arrested October 20 and charged for the unlawful manufacture, possession and distribution of various firearms, ammunition and suppressors in North Carolina.

The former marines from Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., Liam Montgomery Collins, 21 and Jordan Duncan, 25, were living in Boise, Idaho, where James Kryscuk, 35, resided, when they were arrested.

From May 2019 to October 2020, according to court documents, Collins and Krysuk manufactured and sold the hard-to-obtain firearms and parts in a money-making scheme that operated in a way that hid the purchases from the federal government. Duncan was aware of and participated in the conspiracy.

During that time, Collins received payments for firearms and made multiple money transfers from his personal account to Kryscuk who purchased items to manufacture the firearms and suppressors. The unregistered, manufactured weapons were then illegally mailed from Idaho to buyers in North Carolina.

Collins, Kryscuk and Duncan are charged with conspiracy to manufacture firearms and ship them interstate. Collins and Kryscuk also are charged with interstate transportation of firearms without a license and interstate transportation of a firearm not registered as required.

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