Man Accused of Trying to Ship Military Devices

Associated Press

A Syrian-born Brazilian businessman was freed on $200,000 bond after being charged with trying to ship military tracking devices to Syria, officials said Wednesday.

In a two-count indictment returned in Brooklyn Tuesday, George Zac Zac, 39, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was accused of trying to export three sophisticated infrared and heat-tracking devices and one ground-support system for the devices to Syria in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.

None of the devices left the United States, officials said.