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Pakastani sentenced on gun charge

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BUFFALO -- Agha Muhammad Khan Durrani, 28, of Pakistan, pleaded guilty to making a false statement before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., who then sentenced the defendant to six months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who handled the case, stated that on July 19, 2016, Durrani was interviewed by Special Agents with the United States Department of Homeland Security at the Rainbow Bridge port of entry regarding an investigation into the export of firearm components to Canada. The defendant falsely stated that he did not buy and sell firearms and accessories for business purposes. Subsequently during the interview, Durrani admitted that he did buy firearms and accessories to sell in a business he operated in Pakistan.

The plea and sentencing are the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly and Customs and Border Protection, under the direction of Director of Field Operations Rose Brophy.