One of the Richmond men from Hong Kong was accused of being an illegal international arms dealer, engaged in the sale of illegal firearms, smuggled guns from the United States to Dubai and Colombia. The United States said it wanted to extradite the man to the United States for trial, the British Supreme Court a judge is now approved the defendant to 1 million bail pending trial.
It is understood that the 45-year-old Aidan (Aydan) Xian surname (Sin, transliteration) man, accused of conspiracy by the United States smuggling guns to Dubai and Colombia. The New York State Court issued a warrant in May this year to hear the criminal charges.
Xian Aidan and the other two men can also be accused of scouring money. They were accused of selling a 40-bit Glock semi-automatic pistol to a undercover investigator from the US Department of Homeland Security, and 15 mini-Uzi submachine guns equipped with a silencer. There are also charges of money laundering
This batch of firearms from the United States and ready to be exported to overseas, the number was deleted, the cost of firearms was $ 96,000, and another 26,000 were used to circumvent firearms export licenses.
On June 20, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom issued a warrant of arrest, which was detained the following day. Formal search for extradition of Aidan to the United States for trial documents, is expected to be submitted to the court within two months. The two men who were accused of complicity were also arrested.
At last week's bail hearing, the United States, through the Canadian Federal Attorney General, said that the prosecution was a serious offense. If the conviction was made, the maximum penalty would be jailed for 85 years. There was a risk of absconding, and the judge was not allowed to bail off.
However, the lawyer in the court said that the general sentence should be 5 to 8 years imprisonment, so the defendant will not abscond. Must be under house arrest every day
British Supreme Court Judge George Macintosh ruled on July 10 that he was granted a $ 1 million bail trial to surrender Canadian and US passports and to report to bail every day and Housekeeping house under house arrest.
Outside the courtroom, the lawyer of Xian Aidan pointed out that his client would prove himself in court in Canada and the United States. Xian Aidan asked the court to order, not to report his identity, but by the judge dismissed, he will appear again on August 16.
He was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to Canada at the age of 13, studied secondary school in Vancouver, and later graduated from the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Electronic Engineering. He was an electronic engineer, but because of drugs, in 2007 to 2011 in the United States jail. After the release of freelance for the freelance, mainly with the property management company to obtain property maintenance contracts, as well as two rental properties, earn money.