10 Feb '12, 10am

4 Singaporeans to be extradited to US for alleged arms violations, as ordered by a district court on Friday

4 Singaporeans to be extradited to US for alleged arms violations, as ordered by a district court on Friday

Lim Yong Nam (above), 37, one of the four Singaporeans accused by the United States (US) government of conspiring to evade a US trade embargo against Iran, were ordered to be extradited to the US by a district court on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW By Khushwant Singh Three men and a woman, accused by the United States (US) government of conspiring to evade a US trade embargo against Iran, were ordered to be extradited to the US by a district court on Friday. They are accused of smuggling electronic components from a US company to Iran, which ended up in explosives in Iraq. Noting that the hearing was only to ascertain if there was sufficient evidence for extradition, District Judge Chia Wee Kiat said that evidence tendered by the fugitives did not detract from the evidence produced by the State. In his 48-page judgement, he wrote: 'Where does the truth lie? Clearly, ...

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