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Spain: Police apprehend 2 persons for smuggling dual-use equipment to Pakistani military companies

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 09 Jul 2020

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Madrid: The Spanish Police have apprehended two people on charges of smuggling dual-use equipment and technology to Pakistani military companies, media reports said.

Sources told ANI the technology being smuggled could be used for Missile Guidance systems.

"The Spanish Police have apprehended two unidentified persons on July 1 from Alicante, South East of Spain. The two were convicted of smuggling dual-use equipment and technology to the Pakistani military companies," the sources told the Indian news agency.

The individuals were operating a company from three industrial warehouses in Alicante which specialised in the export of autonomous navigation technologies for UAVs. Much of their business dealings could be traced back to Pakistan, the news agency reported.

Police said the technology was exported without requisite export licenses from the Spanish authorities.

According to sources, the Spanish authorities have taken serious note of the issue as export of dual-use items that have both civil and military use to 'sensitive' countries go through a strict export control regulation, reports ANI.

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