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27 November 2014

Proliferation case study: Nicholas Kaiga's efforts to supply aluminium tubes to Iran

Daniel Salisbury & Ian J. Stewart

This case study details the attempts of an unnamed individual – Individual A – to illicitly procure controlled aluminium tubing. Individual A owns companies in the UAE – Super Alloys LLC – and in Malaysia – NBH Industries. After being refused an export license, this individual sought to exploit loopholes in US export controls to tranship the goods via Belgium and Malaysia to Iran. According to a criminal complaint made in a US court, Individual A enlisted the help of Nicholas Kaiga, a Belgian national, to tranship the goods via Belgium. Kaiga is currently in US custody and has plead ‘not guilty’ to the charges.

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