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R. v. Spilsbury, 1899

[smuggling arms]

R. v. Spilsbury, 1899

Supreme Court, Gibraltar
Source: Camperdown Chronicle (Victoria, Australia), 22 April 1899

In the Supreme Court of Gibraltar to-day the hearing of the case against Major-General Spilsbury and the members of the Tourmaline expedition, who were committed for trial from the Consular Court at Tangier in June, 1898, was concluded, the defendants being acquitted.  The gravamen of the charge was that they had endeavoured to smuggle arms into Sus, in the territory of the Sultan of Morocco.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School