A Scottish Court has issued a verdict sentencing a 50-year-old man to three years of imprisonment for his attempt to import a Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol from the United States. The defendant, who goes by the name Robin Baxter in the local community, was tried and sentenced by the High Court in Edinburgh to serve a minimum of 36 months in jail. Baxter confessed to receiving the weapon, which he had obtained from a Darknet Weapons Vendor in exchange for settling a drug debt that he had allegedly incurred from purchasing cannabis from a darknet vendor. This explanation is highly improbable, given the anonymity that characterizes Darknet transactions.
The prosecution presented evidence that homeland security agents in the United States intercepted a suspicious-looking parcel and flagged it, along with Baxter's address. Upon inspecting the package, customs agents discovered the Glock pistol, 200 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a laser sight, and a silencer concealed in a secret compartment of a Bluetooth jukebox. Homeland security officials informed the Edinburgh police, who seized the weapon and replaced it with a rubber dummy pistol. Scottish police officers arrested Baxter shortly after he accepted the parcel at his home address. Baxter initially claimed that he was unaware of the weapon's presence in the jukebox and was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, after further questioning, he changed his statement and admitted to accepting the weapon to pay off a debt that he owed to an ASAP Market darknet cannabis vendor.
Baxter acknowledged his guilt in court, admitting to the charges of attempting to import and possess an illegal firearm and ammunition on May 3rd, 2023. On May 26th, he was sentenced to 36 months in prison.