A Belgian court has found three businesses and their owners guilty of shipping 168 tons of a substance potentially used in the making of chemical weapons to Syria between 2014 and 2016 without submitting the appropriate export licenses.
The Penal Court of Antwerp fined AAE Chemie Trading, a wholesaler, Anex Customs and Danmar Logistics between €75,000 and €500,000 for exporting high purity isopropanol to buyers in the war-torn state.
Rolf Rippen, a manager at AAE Chemie Trading, was sentenced to four months in jail. Herman Van Landeghem, a manager for Anex Customs and Danmar Logistics, received a 12-month prison sentence, a court …read more
Source: European Voice