Xinhuanet: Iraqi border and customs police foiled an attempt to smuggle weapon production lines to Iran in eastern Iraq of Diyala, the Al Sabah Al Jadid newspaper reported Tuesday.
The productions lines, remains of the former Iraqi institution of military industry, were disassembled and hidden under heaps of junk in six 16-ton-cargo cars. Xinhuanet

BAGHDAD - Iraqi border and customs police foiled an attempt to smuggle weapon production lines to Iran in eastern Iraq of Diyala, the Al Sabah Al Jadid newspaper reported Tuesday.

The productions lines, remains of the former Iraqi institution of military industry, were disassembled and hidden under heaps of junk in six 16-ton-cargo cars.

The haul included complete lines for manufacturing different kinds of weapons, explosives and small arms.

According to the police, the owner of the cargo obtained approvals and exporting license from the Iraqi trade ministry.The police added a special committee has been set up to examine the lines.