OMAHA, Neb. - A man from Thailand was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for drug trafficking and selling firearms. 

The Acting U.S. Attorney announced that Kong Xiong, of Thailand, was sentenced on Dec. 20, by the Chief U.S. District Judge for distributing marijuana and selling firearms. 

Xiong was sentenced to 90 months in prison with a 5-year term of supervised release to follow. There is no parole in the federal system. 

Court documents said on March 18, 2021, Xiong met with a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) confidential informant in Kansas City, Kan., and purchased five pounds of marijuana and a firearm.

On April 12, 2021, an ATF confidential informant made arrangements with Vue Fang to purchase marijuana and a firearm.

Fang and Xiong arrived and met with the confidential informant in Omaha.

While the confidential informant met with Fang to get the firearm, Xiong put three pounds of marijuana into the confidential informant’s car.