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Wednesday 21st August 2019,
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Court Jails Iranian For Smuggling Arms Into Nigeria

Iranian to Jail for Arms Smuggling

Mr Azim Aghajani, a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been found guilty of smuggling weapons into Lagos and sentenced to five years in prison by a Federal High Court in the city.

A Nigerian, Ali Jega was also convicted alongside Azim Aghajani.
The Nigerian Customs Service in 2010 made a seizure of 13 containers loaded with rockets and grenades, shipped in from the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The shipment including rockets and other explosives were hidden in containers of building materials.

Court documents revealed that the arms were to be re-exported to The Gambia.

The Judge who presided over the two-year trial, Justice Okechukwu Okeke, found the Iranian guilty and sentenced him to prison for five years.

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