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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