3 men accused of trying to sell arms to terrorists

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 17, 2014 at 3:21 p.m.



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men arrested in Montenegro have been charged in a New York court with conspiring to kill Americans and aid terrorists and have been labeled by prosecutors as international arms traffickers.

The men were swept up in a sting operation. Their arrests were announced Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Cristian Vintila, Massimo Romagnoli and Virgil Flaviu Georgescu conspired to sell large quantities of military-grade weaponry to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC.

The U.S. government says Vintila and Georgescu were arrested Monday in Podgorica, Montenegro. Romagnoli was arrested Tuesday. Authorities say the men were unaware they'd been dealing with Drug Enforcement Administration confidential sources.

The men each could face life in prison if convicted. They're in custody in Montenegro and can't be reached for comment.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast