|Cell Phone Safety Alert!|
This is a follow up to the Security Bulletin that I sent out earlier in the year. The video clip at the bottom will show the cell phone actually firing. Again, these phones have not hit the US (and hopefully never will), but they are in use in overseas. So keep that in mind if you are going through customs and are asked to turn over your cell phone to be checked. Always remember that you should never joke with Custom Officials and you should do your best to cooperate.
“Beneath the digital face lies a .22-caliber pistol a phone gun capable of firing four rounds in quick succession with a touch of the otherwise standard keypad. European law enforcement officials stunned by the discovery of these deadly decoys say phone guns are changing the rules of engagement in Europe.
We find it very, very alarming, says Wolfgang Dicke of the German Police union. It means police will have to draw their weapons whenever a person being checked reaches for their mobile phone. Although cell phone guns have not hit America yet, the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the U.S. Customs Service say they’ve been briefed on the new weapons.
We received word about these guns last month. We have since alerted our field personnel to be on the lookout for cell phone guns’ at U.S. ports of entry.
Guns on the Move
These new covert guns were first discovered in October when Dutch police stumbled on a cache during a drug raid in Amesterdam. In another recent incident a Croatian gun dealer was caught attempting to smuggle a shipment through Slovenia into Western Europe. Police say both shipments are believed to have originated in Yugoslavia. Interpol sent out a warning to law enforcement agencies around the world. European border police and customs officers are at a heightened state of alert at all ports, airports and border crossings.
Realistic Appearance. If you didn’t know they were guns, you wouldn’t suspect anything, said Ari Zandbergen, spokesman for the Amsterdam police. Only when you have one in your hand do you realize that they are heavier, says Birgit Heib of the German Federal Criminal Investigation Agency.
The guns are loaded by twisting the phone in half. The .22-caliber rounds fit into the top of the phone under the screen. The lower half, under the keyboard, holds the firing pins. The bullets fire through the antenna by pressing the keypad from numbers five to eight. Amsterdam police says they are very sophisticated machines constructed inside gutted cell phones which do not light up or operate as real phones.
These are very difficult to make. We believe experts are involved. Click here to see a video demonstration of this gun in action.
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