A Philadelphia Inquirer series, reporter interviewed on NPR.

American Agents Go Undercover To Snag An Iranian Arms Smuggler

In 2007, after working for four years to organize a sting operation, U.S. agents apprehended an Iranian arms smuggler. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s John Shiffman details the operation that snagged Amir Hossein Ardebeli, who bought largely from American companies.


Hunting an arms dealer: Treasure trove
After the sting, U.S. agents began to probe the Iranian's laptop. What would it reveal of Iran's military plans?