This ornate Model 27 handgun was purchased from Smith & Wesson in 1976 by the government of Saudi Arabia. U.S. Special Forces found it in the bedroom of Uday Hussein in Baghdad in April 2003. It is reported by reliable sources that Uday Hussein used the weapon to terrorize and kill more than one Iraqi.
During the recent war in Iraq, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens were called to service. Over 300 DEA employees served in Iraq and in support positions in the United States. The photographs in this showcase exhibit show only some of the DEA people in action in Iraq. One of those people, a DEA Attorney served with U.S. Special Forces and helped to bring back the gun (shown above) to the U.S. and to the DEA Museum for exhibition.
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