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    California Woman Jailed for 50 Months for Plot to Smuggle Drones to China

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    A US court sentenced a California woman to more than four years in prison for conspiring to smuggle drones and related technology to China, the US Department of Justice said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On June 9, a Florida court convicted Man of conspiring to export defense articles to a foreign country without the required license.

    "Wenxia Man…was sentenced to 50 months in prison for conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle — commonly known as a drone — and related technical data to [China]," the release stated on Friday.

    During a federal investigation, Man told an undercover US agent that she was connected to a "technology spy" with the Chinese military who was interested in copying stealth technology, the Justice Department explained.

    According to prosecutors, Man had been involved in the scheme since 2011.

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