posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 06:23 AM
North Korean ship caught smuggling weapons and missile material through Panama Canal
Panama’s president said his country had launched a “major investigation” after anti-drugs agents raided a ship travelling from Cuba to
North Korea and discovered “missile components” stashed beneath a cargo of sugar.
On Monday night, president Ricardo Martinelli gave details of the dramatic seizure, saying authorities had initially “suspected that drugs
were being transported,” according to a report on Panamá América.
President Martinelli announced the unusual seizure on Monday night using his Twitter account. “Panama has captured a ship with a North Korean
flag that was coming from Cuba with an undeclared weapons shipment
Important story in my opinion but only given minimal attention by the media. Looks like NK hasnt abandoned their plans. Just being a little more
subtle about it than they were before.
Apparently the crew rioted and the captain tried to commit suicide. I wonder how important this shipment was.
edit on 16-7-2013 by Silicis n
Volvo because: (no reason given)