ILYA GRIDNEFF | Fairfax
Prominent PNG businessman Ian Chow was arrested in Sydney by Australian Federal Police early last month.
An AFP spokeswoman confirmed they arrested a 49-year-old male Australian citizen in Chatswood.
"The man was charged with one count of aid, abet, counsel or procure the export of prohibited goods," she said.
PNG has a strict embargo on weapons and ammunition importation due to high levels of violent gun crime and Mr Chow, a licensed sports shooter, is alleged to be involved in the illegal supply of ammunition via Lae Biscuit Company containers sent from Australia.
Mr Chow is the chief executive officer for Lae Biscuit Company and the regional director for the International Practical Shooting Confederation.
He appeared before Parramatta Local Court on 5 August before being extradited to face Melbourne Magistrate's Court on 20 August. His next Melbourne court appearance is on 12 November.