A suburban Chicago gun store owner who smuggled more than weapons into Canada and kept them in a storage locker before distributing them throughout Ontario has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison.
Authorities say some of the 220 weapons that 39-year-old Ugur "Mike" Yildiz, exported to Canada have been used in violent crimes, primarily in the Toronto area. Police said they've been able to recover about a quarter of them.
Yildiz pleaded guilty in March to violating the Arms Export Control Act for smuggling the firearms.
This NationalPost.com graphic links the weapons with some of the crimes: