‘Merchant of death’ jailed for 30 years

AJ Contributor
Font Size:

A Crime boss branded “merchant of death” by a judge after running one of the UK’s biggest ever gun smuggling operations has been jailed for 30 years.

Michael Sammon, 49, from Longsight, was described by sentencing Judge Martin Steiger QC as the ‘ruthless and manipulative’ head of a ‘sinister commercial organisation’ who imported 274 blank-firing guns from Germany before converting them to shoot real bullets at an Ancoats workshop between 2004 and 2005.

Full story: ‘Merchant of death’ jailed for 30 years – News – Manchester Evening News