By: Danielle McClellan
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents revealed a website run by Abraham Trujillo and David Waye which listed both F-14 and F-4 parts for sale. The website company, NSN Specialists, attempted to export the parts without a license. The ICE agents tracked the company over the next several months and eventually set up a sting operation to arrest the men.
Trujillo and Waye would repackage the parts and assign them commercial part numbers and even invoiced them as “gear sprockets” to guarantee that the parts would not be conspicuous. They intended on exporting the parts to Canada where they would then go to Iran where the only F-14 are flown.
The men are charged by the U.S. Attorney for Utah with 3 felony counts. The felony information includes attempted export of the F-14 and F-4 fighter aircraft parts without a license, attempted export of F-14 wiring harnesses and impeller assemblies and the repackaging to the goods.