An Ilford man has been accused of being part of an international ring of weapons smugglers to Pakistan’s nuclear programme. Ahmed Waheed, 52, was indicted by the US Department of Justice, along with four other men around the world, for allegedly using front companies, including one in Ilford, to export US defence technology worth almost $300,000. They are alleged to have exported the goods to two organisations that are designated as threats to US national security for their ties to Pakistan’s weapons programmes. The allegations were part of an indictment from October 16 that was unsealed on Wednesday, January 15 and arrest warrants are pending for Mr Waheed and the other four. The five men were indicted with conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Export Control Reform Act.
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