Pinoy nabbed for selling U.S. military aircraft on eBay

The Asian Journal reports that a Filipino named Henson Chua-who was caught selling a RQ-11B Raven, a small U.S. military spy plane, on eBay-was sentenced last week. As part of a plea bargain, a Tampa, Florida Federal judge sentenced him to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $13,000 fine.

The Asian Journal reports that a Filipino named Henson Chua-who was caught selling a RQ-11B Raven, a small U.S. military spy plane, on eBay-was sentenced last week. As part of a plea bargain, a Tampa, Florida Federal judge sentenced him to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $13,000 fine.

 

According to the report, Chua pleaded guilty of violating the Arms Export Control Act earlier this year. He had initially faced 20-year sentence in federal prison. Citing information from the U.S. Attorney's office, the Asian Journal revealed that Chua had "received the Raven in the Philippines before transporting it to the U.S. in three different packages." Chua listed the Raven for sale for $13,000.

 

The U.S. Air Force describes the Raven as "an unmanned aircraft used to provide situation awareness and target information for the US Military in Iraq and Afghanistan." It has a wingspan 4.5 feet and weighs less than five pounds. .

 

 

Chua was apprehended after a Department of Homeland Security undercover investigator posed as a buyer and puchased the item from him. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI) officers arrested Chua in Los Angeles last February. The report said that "it is still unknown how Chua received the Raven, which is a $175,000 spy drone."

 

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