NSS Director Akol defies Arms Embargo, by smuggling AK-47s from Khartoum: UN report

May 4, 2020 (Thessherald)–South Sudan’s National Security Service has been accused of illegally smuggling rifles from neighbouring Sudan in defiance of the global Arms Embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council.

According to the UN report, the Sudanese General Intelligence Service (GIS) in a coordinated move with South Sudan’s state security, has been violating the UN arms embargo on neighboring South Sudan by supplying lethal weapons.

“The GIS transferred three shipments consisting mostly of Kalashnikov-type assault rifles and related ammunition to Lieutenant General Akol Koor Kuc, the director general of the Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Service (NSS),” the panel said in its latest report, released on 30 April.

The weapons were delivered by an Antonov An-74 transport aircraft operated by Green Flag Aviation, a Sudanese company the panel said is controlled by the GIS.

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