NEW YORK (AP) — A Hong Kong resident charged in a New York case has been arrested on charges that he sold equipment that had been stolen from the U.S. military.
Federal authorities in New York said Tuesday that 38-year-old Kwok Kuen Leung was arrested Monday at San Francisco International Airport. He was ordered detained after an initial appearance in federal court in San Francisco. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Leung tried to operate under the radar to import stolen equipment into the U.S. that could potentially be used as weapons.
Authorities say Leung on several occasions in 2005 sold infrared laser aiming devices stolen from U.S. military installations. They say he also smuggled military equipment into the U.S. multiple times from 2005 through 2009.
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