MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A former police officer assigned to Miami International Airport has been sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling weapons to contacts in the Dominican Republic.READ MORE: Officials: Man On American Airlines Flight From Guatemala Hitched Ride To Miami Inside Plane's Landing Gear
A U.S. Attorney’s Office news release says 48-year-old Michael Freshko was sentenced Friday after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to unlawfully export firearms.READ MORE: Assisted Living Facility In Lauderhill May Lose License After Woman Dies
Court documents say Freshko used his position to bring weapons into the airport without going through screening. The guns were handed over to an associate who took them aboard commercial flights to the Dominican Republic.
The six weapons were all smuggled in 2012. Prosecutors identified them as four Glock 9 mm pistols, one Sig Sauer 9 mm pistol and one Sig Sauer rifle.MORE NEWS: Boca Raton Man Faces Charges In Fatal Crash That Killed Homestead Mom, Daughter On Thanksgiving Eve
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