Feds say Utah company tried to export rifle scopes

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Posted: Oct 02, 2014 2:24 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities say a business in a small Utah town tried to ship rifle scopes to Russia and China without a license.

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security will block exports by X-TREME Motors, LLC. for about six months after customs authorities say they found 200 mislabeled shipments from the company.

Federal officials say the West Haven company claimed its packages contained all-terrain vehicle parts when about 20 actually held rifle scopes, some addressed to locations in countries like Russia and China that require an export license.

A spokesman for the company says the owners primarily sell ATV parts on eBay and didn't know they needed a special license to ship weapons accessories to certain destinations. Chuck Duncan says the company accidently mislabeled the rifle scope packages.