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By William Tucker

An Iranian national was convicted of illegally smuggling military armaments in Nigeria today. Azim Aghajani, the Iranian national, and Nigerian Usman Jega, were convicted on four of five counts of trying to smuggle weapons into West Africa. The MV Everest was seized by Nigerian authorities in 2010 after the destination listed on the shipping manifest was changed while the ship was in the Tin Can port of Lagos.