On 21 September, the People’s gazette reported that the US has seized about $6.1 million belonging to Nigeria after an arms supplier, A Niger national, pleaded guilty to charges including illegal dealing in military-grade weapons and money laundering.   Ara Dolarian, an unlicensed armed dealer hired by the Nigerian government to help circumvent a US ban on arms sale to Nigeria, admitted conducting arms sale without requisite approvals.

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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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