Israeli and Belarusian arrested in the US for the illegal supply of weapons to Azerbaijan
The US Sun-sentinel.com online edition reported today about the detention of a citizen of Israel and a native of Belarus for the illegal trade in arms. Henry Shushan and Benjamin Golynkin are accused of organizing illegal arms shipments to several countries, including Azerbaijan, Iraq, Sudan, Colombia and others.
The FBI has established surveillance of them two years ago. According to the investigation, the FBI under the guise of customers from Syria and Iraq, making orders for the purchase of small artillery systems.
In the last two years Shushan visited a number of countries, including Azerbaijan, where he received orders for a variety of weapons. So, in early November $170.000 was transferred from Azerbaijan for the purchase of 5,000 rifles, M4.
Golynkina role was to check the quality of goods and deciding whether the transfer of money, as previously the bank blocked transfer of $800.000 for Shushan.
For several months the FBI supervised talks and contacts with potential buyers of Shushan, and he was arrested along with Golynkin on 15 November.
During interrogation Golynkin said he had come at the request of his friend from Syria to assess the goods to be delivered and for this he was promised $ 2,500.
During the hearing the prosecutor noted that Shushan paid "intermediary", who was the FBI agent, $10.000 dollars for the organization of supply of M4 rifles in Azerbaijan through a third country.
Next time Shushan paid US $ 5,200 to the buyer for the supply to Azerbaijan sniper equipment across Canada. According to the prosecutor, both arrested face several years in prison for illegal arms trade. -16 / 02D-