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Arms smugglers

Duration:
40 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 July 2010

Britain claims to have one of the most effective arms export control regimes in the world, but Allan Urry investigates how weapons dealers are using the UK to get huge secret consignments to the Middle East and other conflict zones, in defiance of UN Security Council sanctions.

Producer: Gail Champion
Editor: David Ross.

  • WHY DID IRAN REGISTER SHIPS IN THE ISLE OF MAN?

    WHY DID IRAN REGISTER SHIPS IN THE ISLE OF MAN?

    Read File on 4 reporter Allan Urry's article for BBC News Online, investigating concerns about arms deals carried out under the cover of UK registered companies.

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  • READ THE PROGRAMME TRANSCRIPT

    READ THE PROGRAMME TRANSCRIPT

    Read the transcript of Allan Urry's investigation into sanction-busting arms deals carried out by companies registered in Britain.

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