Four arrested over 'dual-use' exports to Iran
Wednesday 07 April 2010
Four people have been arrested in the south of the country for exporting goods to Iran without the necessary export permits, the public prosecution department said in a statement on Tuesday.
The four worked for a company in Limburg and are accused of breaking export rules, fraud, forging customs and other documents and membership of a criminal organisation.
The goods, which were not indentified, are described as 'dual-use', meaning they could be used for civilian as well as military purposes. The export of dual-use products and technology to Iran is banned under international law.
In total 11 private homes and commercial properties were raided across the country, the department statement said.