Iran journalist accused of arms smuggling
Financial Times / Monavar Khalaj

An Iranian television journalist was among seven people arrested by Italian police on suspicion of smuggling arms and explosives, it has emerged.

Hamid Masoumi Nejad, a reporter for Iranian state television who has been based in Rome for more than 15 years, was detained on Wednesday along with one other Iranian and five Italians.

Italian police said the two Iranians in custody, and another two still at large, were “believed to be members of the Iranian secret services”.

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