by Staff Writers
New York (AFP) Dec 6, 2012

Five people have been charged in New York in two separate alleged schemes to export illegal shipments of military grade technology to China and Iran, US officials said.

On Thursday, federal law enforcement officials announced the arrest of Mark Henry, 49, for allegedly exporting dual-use goods to China and Taiwan between 2009 and this September.

Henry was accused of selling materials that can be used in rocket nozzles and also trying to export microwave amplifiers, which are likewise considered to have dual military-civilian use.

“Preventing the illegal export of sensitive US origin commodities that enhance the military capabilities of foreign nations is our top priority,” said Sidney Simon, a special agent with the US commerce department.

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