A US Marine has been charged with illegally flying guns into Haiti to help defeat 'thugs' there

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An active-duty Marine has been charged with illegally taking firearms to Haiti.

The Marine told investigators he wanted to help train Haiti's military and defeat "thugs" who are causing instability there.

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RALEIGH, North Carolina AP A US Marine caught smuggling guns into Haiti told investigators he wanted to help the country's military learn marksmanship and defeat "thugs" causing instability there, according to a criminal complaint.

The criminal complaint filed last week in a North Carolina federal court charges Jacques Yves Duroseau with smuggling firearms. Prosecutors say Duroseau flew from North Carolina to Haiti with baggage including eight firearms at least five of which he bought himself but lacked needed authorization to take them abroad.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Step aboard the USS Kearsarge, the US Navy workhorse that takes Marines to warSee Also:Trump's Navy SEAL saga 'cuts to the core' of trust in the military, an Army combat veteran saysChina appears to have deployed an airship to keep an eye on things around its biggest South China Sea outpostThousands of reenactors dressed up like soldiers from 1812 to recreate a major battle of the Napoleonic WarsSEE ALSO: At least 4 US veterans including 2 Navy SEALs were arrested in Haiti with an arsenal of weapons and tactical gear