Filipino charged for selling classified US Military UAV

Filipino arrested for selling U.S. spy plane on eBay

RQ-11 Raven

A foreign national from the Philippines was charged for smuggling an unmanned spy plane into the U.S. and offering it for sale on Internet auction and shopping website eBay, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) said.

Henson Chua, 47, of Manilla, Philippines, was arrested on a criminal complaint on February 10 in Los Angeles, after he imported a defense article on the U.S. Munitions List, an RQ-11B ‘Raven’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, and attempted to export it without a license or written authorization from the U.S. Department of State.

After placing the item on eBay for $13,000, Chua began communicating with undercover agents from ICE Homeland Security Investigations posing to be potential buyers.

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Photo credit: DoD photo by Tech. Sergeant Russell E. Cooley IV, U.S. Air Force, Public domain.