Jump to navigation
Generic phone image

Stun guns packing an astonishing 1.2 million volts of electricity were discovered after smugglers attempted to get them into the UK by disguising them as Nokia mobile phones.

The weapons are illegal here because they can be potentially lethal and are roughly 24 times more powerful than the tasers used by UK police to incapacitate subjects.

The devices, which to the naked eye, look like harmless Nokia branded handsets, have been recovered at both Manchester and Glasgow airports, although some had managed to slip through before being found in a London sorting office.

The devices are manufactured in the US and it is believed that gangs of crooks are facilitating their illegal import to the UK.

UK Border Force chief Brodie Clark told The Sun: “We don't want these weapons on Britain's streets."

YouTube footage of a child playing with one of the disguised weapons has already emerged and there are fears that serious injury or even death could result from their use.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Tommyt 18 hours ago iOS 8.1 out today Hmmmmm 22-30 Monday 20th in the UK and nothing on Apples website about 8.1.0
  • Murray Snudge 18 hours ago iPad Air 2: Five things you need... After the recent fiasco with IOS8 I will never buy another Apple product. I've downloaded 8.1 released...
  • Tommyt 21 hours ago Apple iPad SIM: A move that... Good move by Apple and a long time coming. For those on pay as you go monthly charge , the option to...

Search news

Categories