Glock “switches” have become the ultimate status symbol among gang bangers across the nation. And now, the feds finally found someone they were willing to charge for the crime. A 19-year-old man from Cahokia Heights near East St. Louis has found himself in the Biden Justice Department crosshairs for ordering ten of the devices.
A package of ten could get Carlos Akins life in prison.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A Cahokia Heights, Illinois, man was arraigned Monday in federal court for allegedly scheming to import Glock switches from China to St. Clair County.
Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois said Carlos Akins, 19, ordered 30 machine gun conversion devices (MCDs) from China between late 2022 and January 2023.
These devices are small, about the size of a nickel, and can convert a standard, semi-automatic pistol into a fully-automatic weapon.
According to the indictment, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in Chicago discovered a package containing 10 MCDs (or Glock switches) en route to an East St. Louis address in December 2022.
Mr. Akins was reportedly shipping them to East St. Louis, IL.