22 Jan 2012

Former generals convicted

11:19 am on 22 January 2012

The Supreme Court in Chile has convicted two retired generals of selling weapons to Croatia 20 years ago, in breach of a UN arms embargo.

Former generals Hector Letelier and Vicente Rodriguez were sentenced to three years house arrest.

The BBC reports a shipment of weapons and ammunition disguised as humanitarian aid, was intercepted in Hungary in 1991 during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

Former President Augusto Pinochet was also implicated in the deal. He was facing charges over the case when he died in 2006.

The Supreme Court convicted seven other people in connection to the case on Friday.