USA: Some Recent Illegal Arms Export Investigations
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Arms and Strategic Technology Investigations (ASTI) division is responsible for investigating illegal exports of military products and sensitive technologies. Last year, ICE’s ASTI division opened approximately 3,000 new criminal investigations. Through an industry outreach program called “Project Shield America,” ICE’s ASTI division is visiting US manufacturers of arms and sensitive technology to educate them about export laws and to solicit their assistance in preventing illegal foreign acquisition of their products. A recent article by Jim Kouri of CPP offered a series of wrap-up summaries regarding some of the recent ICE investigations.