Posted: Oct 3, 2012 10:41 AM by Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - FBI agents are searching a Houston business accused in a scheme to illegally export high-tech microelectronics to Russian military and intelligence agencies.
FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said Wednesday that agents are executing a search warrant at Ark Electronics Inc. A phone call to the company would not go through.
The search warrant stems from an indictment in New York that identifies 11 alleged members of a Russian military procurement network. Dunlap says several of the defendants are expected to make their initial court appearances in Houston sometime Wednesday.
The microelectronics are subject to strict government controls. Authorities say they could have a wide range of military uses, including radar and surveillance systems, weapons guidance systems and detonation triggers.
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