Earlier this month, Kirby Santos, a Filipino national residing in New Jersey, pleaded guilty to AECA charges and U.S. antismuggling violations. Specifically, Santos admitted that between 2008 and 2013, he engaged in a conspiracy over the course of five years to ship firearm parts from the U.S. to the Philippines resulting in the unlawful exportation of more than $200,000 worth of defense articles without the required export licenses. To avoid detection, Santos and his co-conspirators labeled the packages containing the firearm parts as “other items,” used aliases when sending the packages and paid suppliers by credit card and other forms of payment. Santos is currently scheduled for a sentencing hearing on January 20, 2016 and faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.