Russia charges Chinese man with contraband of military equipment

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Customs authorities in Russia's Far East have launched a criminal case against a Chinese citizen who attempted to smuggle spare parts for Russian MiG-29 and Su-27 fighters last year, a customs' spokesperson said on Friday.

    The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was caught at one of the border checkpoints in Transbaikal region in July last year. Customs officials found six stepping motors, two piston pumps, 54 connectors, an elapsed-time meter and other parts in the trunk of his car.


    "It took experts from the Defense Ministry almost a year to prove that the confiscated equipment is part of assembly kits for MiG-29 and Su-27 fighter jets," Yulia Philipova said.

    "A criminal case has been opened," she said.

    It is the second attempt by Chinese nationals to smuggle spare parts for fighter jets from Russia in the past three years.

    A Chinese man was detained at the same border checkpoint in 2009 while trying to smuggle power supply circuits for Su-27s.



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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    Russia seems to be slowly waking up to the ground reality about how they've been swindled. It is slow but definitely better than never.
     
  4. nrj

    nrj Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Oh! error in reporting.

    Actually those spare parts were destined for Russian planes. Chinese smugglers are trying to sell hi-tech fighter parts from china to Russian airforce so later they can copy & mass produce it.
     
  5. JayATL

    JayATL Senior Member Senior Member

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    now now - just like they were caught in India - the guy was merely sightseeing in Russia and getting souvenirs :)
     
  6. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    so that chines will now be send to labor camp ???
     
  7. Godless-Kafir

    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Yes he may be sent to China.
     
  8. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    GK he will be send to Chine labor camp when he come back to China for getting caught.
     

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