U.S. Firm Investigated for Selling Chinese Munitions

A company accused of supplying corroded and decades-old Chinese ammunition to the Afghan Army and police has been suspended by the U.S. government for violating its contract, according to U.S. Army documents obtained by CNN.

Miami Beach, Florida-based AEY Inc. is under criminal investigation by the government for allegedly misrepresenting what the company was providing the Afghan security forces.

U.S. regulations bar companies from purchasing weapons or ammunition from a Chinese company directly or indirectly, according to U.S. officials.

U.S. government investigators also took numerous photographs of the ammunition showing that it was improperly packaged and corroding, according to the documents.

See also AP’s report: Army suspends Miami company for selling Chinese ammunition, which says,”Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said there have been no reports that the ammunition was unsafe or failed to work properly. But he says some of it may not have been used because of concerns that it was not packaged well.”

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