U.S. Navy: Dubai Firm Smuggles Chemicals to Iraq

(Reuters) Stefano Ambrogi - The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet on Tuesday accused Naif Marine Services, a Dubai-based ferry operator, of breaking UN sanctions by smuggling banned chemicals into Iraq that could be used to make high-grade explosives. Fifth Fleet public affairs officer Lt. Garret Kaspar said in Bahrain that the company was on an "unofficial list" of some 10 firms that had violated UN sanctions and were being watched closely. The ferries, which operate a regular service between Dubai and Iraq, had been routinely found to be carrying banned chemicals in 50-gallon drums, without official UN documentation.

2002-12-19 00:00:00

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