They said parcel post would accept it

A Wisconsin woman who thought she had landed a job shipping clothing to Russian orphans inadvertently found herself at the center of an international weapons smuggling ring, unwittingly sending stolen sniper scopes, night-vision goggles and military gear to Russia, according to police.

Police say the woman, who received the work-from-home job offer through a Website, was likely a patsy in a scheme to ship sensitive equipment purchased with stolen credit cards…

“If ‘ABC Arms Dealer’ in California sends a package with a rifle scope directly to Russia that is going to raise a red flag and likely get stopped and searched,” Capt. Bill Wallner of the Ripon Police Department told ABC “But a package being sent from a private citizen in Wisconsin might not get searched. That’s why they were using her. They were paying her to change the packaging and address labels.”


  1. Mr. Show says:

    Kari Byron is hot. That is all.

  2. bobbo, int'l pastry chef and syrup affecionado says:

    So, signing up to work from home could give you access to weapons and I assume drugs as well?

    Cool. I always wondered if those were legitimate offers or NOT.

  3. I Said says:

    Myth Busted

  4. moss says:

    “As seen on TV” – rules!

  5. Derek says:

    That pic is so hot. Now if only she were wearing the Princess Leia bikini, it would be off the scale.

  6. interglacial says:

    Does this fit the bill?

  7. Steve S says:

    Damn government! Always messing with private businesses. They are just not happy unless they control all the marbles:)

  8. RTaylor says:

    It’s a lot of things I’d like to do, but subjecting my shoulder to a .50 AP round is not one of them. Ship the things to Russia. It’s pay back for filling the world with cheap AK’s

  9. Derek says:

    interglacial… Yes… Yes it does. lol

  10. stopher2475 says:

    So you can actually make money from those “work from home” jobs? =)

  11. Special Ed says:

    The perfect item for those “across the border” shots.

  12. Ah_Yea says:

    Ok, I’m a bit confused. Doesn’t Russia already HAVE all this stuff they’re DYING to sell?

    Why import it? Who is she importing for and why don’t they just get this stuff on the open market?

    For crying out loud, you can get some of this stuff at Harbor Freight!!!

  13. Sister Mary Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection says:

    How does one go about shipping young ladies to Russia?

  14. George says:

    The thing is that US-made night vision equipment is superior to the stuff from Russia. That Harbor Freight stuff, just like most of their stuff is junk. I bought some 1st generation NV binoculars many years ago, and got maybe 2 hours of use out of them before they failed.

    The fact is that the US has export controls on weapons scopes, and there are people around the world (even Russia) who will pay money for them.

  15. chris says:

    We are still the number one exporter of weapons. Who said the US has lost its mojo?

    Number one, with a bullet, baby!

  16. lakelady says:

    hrm – wondering if that image is copyrighted by either the Discovery Channel or Mythbusters.


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