Ali Herz charged gun smuggling to Lebanon

US Charges 4 Muslim Family Members After Intercepting Gun Shipments to Lebanon

The Herz family spent over $100,000 in guns and ammo—then tried to ship it to Lebanon under the guise of a clothing drive.

A Cedar Rapids family is under arrest after authorities found them covertly shipping at least 152 handguns to Lebanon—under the guise of food and clothing aid for the Syrian crisis. In an unlikely twist, they were turned in by their gun dealer—after the three men and one woman cleared out his entire 5.7 mm ammunition cache not once, but twice.

At a hearing Tuesday afternoon, Judge Linda Reade ordered them held in detention until another court appearance Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rich Murphy called them “an immense risk to public safety.”

  • David

    that’d be in michigan, what.

    • tom_billesley

      Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

  • BillyHW

    We can’t let a few million bad apples tarnish a whole religion.

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Good luck for them,they will get a few years behind bars.

  • Minicapt
  • Gary

    But remember that Sheema Khan and CAIR tell us that these aren’t TRUE muslims.
    It has NOTHING to do with islam.
    Even when CAIR was at the 2006 Muslimfest in Mississauga and asked muslms to donate their Zakat to Hezballah in Lebanon for the war effort against israel, that too had nothing to do with islam.