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September 16, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
When Philippine congressman Nicanor de Guzman flew home to Manila from Los Angeles last week, customs agents found some unusual souvenirs amid his shoes and shirts--314 assorted handguns plus spare parts and ammunition. Mark another case in the California connection, an arms smuggling pipeline in which commercial airlines are increasingly used to smuggle illegal weapons--from snub-nosed revolvers to automatic weapons--into the Philippines.
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September 16, 1989 | BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writer
When Philippine congressman Nicanor de Guzman flew home to Manila from Los Angeles last week, customs agents found some unusual souvenirs amid his shoes and shirts--314 assorted handguns plus spare parts and ammunition. Mark another case in the California connection, an arms smuggling pipeline in which commercial airlines are increasingly used to smuggle illegal weapons--from snub-nosed revolvers to automatic weapons--into the Philippines.
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