Netherlands – man arrested on suspicion of breaching Russian trade sanctions

The Dutch authorities have announced the arrest of a 41-year old man on suspicion of exporting microchips indirectly to Russia through third countries in circumvention of the EU’s sanctions.

The products are computer parts and were exported through third countries such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Turkey and the UAE.

Residential and business premises were searched in Moerdijk as part of the investigation.

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