Taiwanese Man Sentenced for Attempting to Smuggle Guns and Ammunition from the U.S. to Taiwan

Phoenix, AZ–Fu Sheng Yang, 39, of Taipei City, Taiwan, was sentenced on July 30 to 33 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for attempting to smuggle ammunitions and guns to Taiwan.

On June 20, 2017, Yang legally entered the United States.  During the next two days, he purchased 10,000 rounds of ammunition and took possession of 40 upper receivers with the intention of illegally exporting these items from the United States to Taiwan.  He also attempted to arrange for the purchase of an additional 100 firearms.

On June 22, 2017, Yang was stopped by the Arizona Department of Public Safety for speeding and was found in possession of the aforementioned ammunition and upper receivers.