Gary Hyde: Arms dealer jailed for seven years for shipping thousands of AK47s to Nigeria

Arms dealer jailed for seven years for shipping thousands of AK47s to NigeriaGary Hyde oversaw the shipment of 40,000 AK47s, 30,000 rifles,10,000 9mm pistols and 32 million rounds of ammunition to the African nationHyde did not have a licence to partake in the deal between China and Nigeria He then hid more than $1million – 620,460 – in commission payments | UPDATED: 21:47 GMT, 5 December 2012 Jailed: Arms dealer Gary Hyde, 41, was found guilty of shipping weapons to Nigeria without a licence and then hiding his profits from UK authorities An arms dealer who helped ship thousands of AK47 assault rifles and millions of rounds of ammunition from China to Nigeria has been jailed for seven years. Gary Hyde, 43, moved the weapons without a licence and hid more than one million US dollars – 620,460 – in commission payments.