Customs Today on 30th August reported that Italian police have arrested a married couple on suspicion of sending weapons to a faction of terrorist group Isis -including assault rifles, surface-to-air missiles and even helicopters to Iran and Libya between 2011 and 2015, despite an embargo. The couple have been named as Annamaria Fontana and Mario Di Leva (known as Jafaar since their conversion to Islam); and their son and the CEO of the Italian Helicopters Society were also reportedly arrested in connection with the weapons trafficking.  Fontana was well-known locally as a politician, having served two terms as a socialist councillor

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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