From: South China Morning Post
Pair claimed to be acting on behalf of Beijing official when they tried to send hi-tech military gear to mainland; HK ‘mastermind’ awaits trial
Two Taiwanese accomplices of an alleged Hong Kong smuggling mastermind face decades in US prisons after being caught trying to export high-grade military technology to mainland China.
The pair claimed to be acting on behalf of a senior Beijing official when they were snared in an FBI sting, FBI reports and legal documents seen by the Sunday Morning Post show.
The agents worked their way into the good graces of the gang in 2009 after reaching an agreement with then-72-year-old Kow to move millions of dollars of contraband, such as cigarettes and footwear, from China to the US.