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Saudi Arabia: Weapons smuggling

Three Saudi nationals have been charged with trying to smuggle more than $100,000-worth of weapons from the United States back to the kingdom while in the US on student visas. The Department of Justice said Hatim Al-Sufyani and Mosab Al-Zahrani had tried to conceal rifle barrels, triggers and other items in their checked luggage on flights from Los Angeles to Saudi Arabia between May 2014 and July 2018. They described them as “shower curtain rods” or “car parts” to disguise their true purpose.

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