UK arms exports during 2016: Government Response to the Committees’ First Joint Report

Annex 1

Table of convictions

Year

Goods

Destination

Individual

or Company

Offence

Penalty

1.

2017

-

-

-

-

-

2.

2016

-

-

-

-

-

3.

2015

Military-grade electronics

China

via Hong Kong

Christopher Perkins

NXG Electronics Limited

Convicted of 12 counts under section 68(2) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979

“Being knowingly concerned in the export of controlled goods” and 6 counts of fraud contrary to Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006.

21 months imprisonment reduced (full credit for plea) to 14 months suspended for 2 years, ordered to undertake 80 hours unpaid work, pay £100 victim surcharge and costs of £5,000 (to be paid within 3 months). Confiscation proceedings commenced.

4.

2014

Specialised alloy valves

Iran

Gary Summerskill

Delta Pacific Manufacturing Limited

Exporting controlled goods contrary to section 68(2) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979.

30 months imprisonment and ordered to pay £68,000 or serve a further 15 months in jail.

Company ordered to pay £1,072,000.

5.

2013

K8 Fighter Aircraft and designated parts

Ghana

Christopher McDowell of Wellfind Ltd

Convicted of being knowingly concerned in the supply, delivery, transfer, acquisition or disposal of controlled goods with intent to evade the prohibition thereon, contrary to Article 9(2) of the Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003.

Two years imprisonment suspended for two years on completion of 200 hours community service

6.

2013

Surface to air missiles and small arms

Azerbaijan

Michael Ranger

Convicted of being knowingly concerned in acts calculated to promote the supply or delivery of goods subject to trade controls with intent to evade the prohibition contrary to Section 34(5) of the Export Control Order 2008.

Three and a half years imprisonment

7.

2012

AK-47 assault rifles, rifles, pistols and ammunition

Nigeria

Gary Hyde

Convicted of two counts of being knowingly concerned in the movement of controlled goods, contrary to Article 9 (2) of The Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003. Also convicted of one count of concealing money, contrary to s327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Seven years imprisonment.

8.

2011

Electrical switch gear

Iran

Arbrene Hussain

Export of prohibited items contrary to section Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2)

Hussain sentenced to 6 months imprisonment suspended for 2 years and 100 hours unpaid work Confiscation proceedings to follow

9.

2010

Armoured vehicles, Body Armour and Helmets

Jordan

Iraq

Jason Teal

Glynn Jones

Export of controlled goods contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2) and trade in controlled goods contrary to Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003 article 9(2)

Teal sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.

Confiscation Order £9,000.

Costs £39,000

Jones sentenced to 50 weeks suspended for 2 years 200 hours community service

10.

2010

Machine guns

Nigeria

Ghulum Sayeed

Trade in military goods contrary to Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003 article 9(1)

Conditional discharge for 18 months.

Costs £1,000

11.

2010

Chemicals

Israel

Thailand

Avocet Dye Chemical

Export of controlled goods contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2)

Fine £5,000.

Confiscation Order £18,818.

Costs£2,041.

12.

2010

Rifle scopes

Iran

Andrew Faulkner

Export of military goods contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2)

Sentenced to 30 months imprisonment

13.

2010

Chemicals

China

Avocado Research Chemicals

Export of controlled chemicals contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act section 68(1)

Fine £300.

Costs £100.

14.

2010

Body Armour

Thailand

Mr Varunprabha

Export of military goods contrary to section Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2)

Conditional discharge for 12 months

15.

2010

Supply of bombs, armour piercing ammunition and other weapons

Sri Lanka

Israel

Gideon Sarig

Howard Freckleton

Trading in controlled goods with intent to Evade prohibition contrary to Trade in Goods Control Order 2003 – article 9(2).

Total of 16 years imprisonment

Freckleton: Confiscation Order £1,500,000.

Costs £25,000

Sarig: Confiscation Order £260,652.12.

Costs £25,000

16.

2010

Tasers

New Zealand

Caroline Egley-Turner

Trading in controlled goods with intent to evade prohibition contrary to Trade in Goods Control Order 2003 – article 9(2) 6

6 months sentence suspended for 12 months.

Confiscation Order £24,802.

Costs £36,197

17.

2010

Radiation detection equipment

Iran

Philip Bisgrove

Export of controlled goods contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 section 68(2)

Sentenced to 8 months imprisonment.

Confiscation Order £25,070.65.

Costs £25,000

18.

2009

15 Military personnel carriers

Sudan

Andrew Jackson

Steven Smithey

Exportation of goods Contrary to the Customs & Excise Management Act 1979 Section 68

Jackson sentenced to 2 years 8 months imprisonment.

Smithey sentenced to 8 month suspended sentence

Confiscation Order £369,000.

19.

2009

Military equipment including parts for F14

Iran

Mohsen Akhaven Nik

Mohammad Akhaven Nik

Nithish Jaitha

Export of military goods contrary to Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 – section 68(2) Trade in Military goods contrary to Trade in Goods Control Order 2003 – article 9(2)

Total of 10 years imprisonment.

Confiscation Order £978,774

20.

2008

3 Military Land Rovers and 2 Military Unimog Lorries

Sierra Leone

Milestone Trading Ltd

Attempted exportation of goods contrary to the Customs and Management Act 1979, Section 68 (1)

£671 fine plus £200 costs.

21.

2007

100g of 2- Diisopropylaminoethyl chloride hydrochloride and 10g Hafnium

Egypt

Avocado Research Chemicals Ltd

Exportation of goods contrary to the Customs and Management Act 1979, Section 68 (1)

£600 fine plus £100 costs

22.

2007

MPT9 Sub-machine Guns

Iran to Kuwait

John Knight of Endeavour Resources Ltd

Trafficking weapons contrary to Article 9(2) of The Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003.

4 years imprisonment.

£53,389.51 confiscation order

23.

2007

Gyro-compasses

Iran

Mehrdad Salashoor

Exportation of goods Contrary to the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, Section 68 (2)

18 months imprisonment.

£432,970 confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002





Published: 29 November 2018