14 September 2010

Smuggling Military Gear Nets Chinese Man 8 Years

A Chinese man is headed to prison.

A Chinese man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for trying to smuggle restricted U.S. military equipment to his native Macau.
City News Service reported a federal judge in San Diego handed down the sentence Monday for Chi Tong Kuok.
Kuok was convicted in May of conspiracy, money, laundering, smuggling and attempting to export defense articles without a license.
Prosecutors say Kuok tried to buy and smuggle communications, encryption and GPS equipment used by the United States and NATO militaries.

By: Brant

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