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Feds: Businessman Tried To Ship Banned Infrared Camera To Pakistan

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(CBS) — A Bolingbrook businessman faces a decade in prison and a $1 million fine for allegedly trying to ship an infrared camera to Pakistan.

Bilal Ahmed, 33, is free on $100,000 bond and charged with altering paperwork so he could ship the infrared camera to Pakistan.

The manufacturer says the FLIR HRC U unit can spot an infiltrator 12 miles away in the dark and tell what sort of a weapon he’s carrying.

Harvard’s Belfer center says the U.S. has given Pakistan $1.6 billion in military aid as well as some weaponry. But export of the infrared camera is banned at this time.