The National in UAE on 2nd August reported that British officials had seized dual-use components destined for Iran’s missile industry at Heathrow as part of counter-proliferation operations.  Officials said the seizure had now become part of a sanctions enforcement investigation into suspected violations of the UN sanctions regime.  It says that officials speaking to the London Evening Standard said that the Heathrow Airport bust took place on a shipment of O-rings, the rubber sealant equipment, that were apparently bound for an Iranian oil industry facility.  Monique Wrench, the UK Border Force’s deputy director at Heathrow Airport, said the shipment was stopped when staff became suspicious the rings could be used for making missiles.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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