Two Men Charged With Smuggling Drone Motors Into IranSubmitted by ralph hornsby on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 14:53
BERLIN -- Two Iranian men have been charged with allegedly smuggling dozens of German-made aircraft motors to Iran to be used in its Ababil III surveillance and attack drone, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Germany prohibits the export of goods to Iran that could be used for military purposes, abiding by international sanctions.
Iman J. L., a 30-year-old German-Iranian dual national, and Iranian Davood A., 54, have both been charged with violating German export laws, said prosecutors' spokesman Marcus Koehler. The men, whose last names were not given in accordance with German privacy laws, face two to 15 years in prison if convicted.