A MAN is set to appear in court charged with illegally importing taser ‘stun guns’ disguised as torches after they were found at his business unit in Ford.
Aaron Davies, 29, of Sea Road, East Preston, is due to appear at Worthing Magistrates Court on Tuesday, February 11.
He is charged with importing prohibited weapons – 22 stun guns disguised as torches – into the country with intent to evade a prohibition.
Sussex Police found 15 stun guns, prohibited firearms disguised as torches, on May 1 of last year.
An additional seven stun guns were found in a parcel seized by Border Force officers on their arrival into the country in April last year.
The prosecution has been authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service.
It follows an investigation by the Sussex Police serious organised crime unit.
During this investigation, Davies’ home address and his workplace, a business unit at the Rudford Industrial Estate in Ford, were searched by officers.
During the search in Ford, detectives found two powerful taser stun guns disguised as torches in a car and a further 13 concealed in the suspended ceiling of the unit.
Police have said the devices are not the same as those used by police forces in the UK. They are more powerful and have no legitimate use in this county.
Davies is currently on bail.