[WATCH] Miami-Dade Police Officer Gets 4 Years in Prison in Miami International Airport Gun Smuggling Case

A former Miami-Dade police officer who pleaded guilty to smuggling guns through Miami International Airport was sentenced to four years in prison Friday.

Michael Freshko, 48, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to unlawfully export firearms from the United States to the Dominican Republic.

Prosecutors said Freshko received firearms from a co-conspirator then used his position as an officer to get the guns through the passenger screening area.

Freshko would go to the departure gate to return the guns to the co-conspirator, who in turn would place the firearms in a carry-on baggage and travel to the Dominican Republic on a commercial flight.

Miami-Dade Cop Accused of Smuggling Guns Through MIA[MI] Miami-Dade Cop Accused of Smuggling Guns Through MIA
A Miami-Dade police officer is accused of smuggling guns through Miami International Airport, federal officials announced Tuesday. Officer Michael Freshko was charged with conspiracy to unlawfully export firearms from the United States to the Dominican Republic.

Prosecutors said Freshko smuggled six guns from MIA to the Dominican Republic, including four Glock .9 mm pistols, one Sig Sauer .9 mm pistol and one Sig Sauer 5.56 rifle.

Freshko had worked for the department since 2004 and was promoted to sergeant in 2010. During his tenure, he was assigned to the airport district. Freshko also worked as an actor on the side and appeared in several local productions, including “The Last Supper” and “Truth is Stranger Than Florida,” according to his IMDb profile.

Source: http://www.nbcmiami.com

If you haven't already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

Sign Up To Receive Your Free E-Book
‘Advanced Strategies On Filming Police’


About author

Filming Cops
Filming Cops 5620 posts

Filming Cops was started in 2010 as a conglomerative blogging service documenting police abuse. The aim isn’t to demonize the natural concept of security provision as such, but to highlight specific cases of State-monopolized police brutality that are otherwise ignored by traditional media outlets.

You might also like