Turkish Citizen Extradited for Smuggling Products to iran

January 20, 2018

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  • Iran
  • Turkey
  • United States

Resit Tavan, a Turkish citizen and owner of Ramor Dis Ticaret, Ltd., has been extradited to the United States, where he faces charges of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and to smuggle U.S.-origin goods to Iran, via Turkey. A June 2017 indictment alleged that Tavan and his co-defendants facilitated the purchase of U.S.-made marine products for Iran’s navy and for Iran-based Qeshm Madkandaloo Shipbuilding Cooperative Co. The items allegedly included two 557 horsepower outboard engines, one marine diesel generator, a “high speed composite boat” equipped with a Nasr-type missile system, and two Arneson ASD-14 Surface Drives for marine propulsion.