AN Irish national who was arrested at Birmingham Airport has been jailed for three years for possessing a stun gun.
Thomas Kavanagh, 51, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) in January as part of a wider investigation into money laundering, drugs and firearms supply in the UK and Ireland.
During a search of his home on Sutton Road, Mile Oak, near Tamworth a stun gun, disguised as a torch, was recovered.
The weapon is illegal to own or possess in the UK.
On July 11, following a two day trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, he was found guilty.
Peter Bellis, lead investigator for the NCA, said: “These types of weapons are extremely dangerous and can cause serious injury or death. This is why they are prohibited in the UK.
“Our wider investigation into money laundering, drugs and firearms supply continues.”