Iran General NewsGermans arrest Iranian-Canadian for allegedly breaking trade embargo

Germans arrest Iranian-Canadian for allegedly breaking trade embargo

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ImageCanadian Press: German authorities have arrested a Canadian-Iranian citizen on suspicion of breaking a trade embargo with Iran by selling them technical equipment.

The Canadian Press

ImageBERLIN — German authorities have arrested a Canadian-Iranian citizen on suspicion of breaking a trade embargo with Iran by selling them technical equipment.

The Federal Prosecutors office says that customs authorities are investigating the man for carrying out the illegal sales from his Germany-based company between November 2007 and September 2008.

The suspect's identity has not been released.

The Tuesday statement said the man had been arrested already on Sunday.

A judge has ordered him held in detention pending trial.

No further information was immediately available.

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