Lae Biscuit Chow to face court in Australia for gun running
Australian accused of PNG gun running
By Ilya Gridneff – Sydney Morning Herald
An Australian expatriate based in Papua New Guinea will face a Melbourne court for alleged involvement in a gun smuggling racket in the Pacific.
Prominent PNG businessman Ian Chow, was arrested in Sydney by Australian Federal Police early last month.
An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman confirmed they arrested a 49-year-old male Australian citizen in Chatswood. “The man was charged with one count of aid, abet, counsel or procure the export of prohibited goods,” she said.
PNG has a strict embargo on weapons and ammunition importation due to high levels of violent gun crime and Mr Chow, a licensed sports shooter, is alleged to be involved in the illegal supply of ammunition via Lae Biscuit company containers sent from Australia.
Mr Chow is the chief executive officer for Lae Biscuit company and the regional director for the International Practical Shooting Confederation.
He appeared before Parramatta Local Court on August 5 before being extradited to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on August 20. His next Melbourne court appearance is on November 12.