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Offline pjohns

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North Korean ship is stopped by Panama
« on: July 17, 2013, 01:13:56 AM »
A North Korean ship, apparently, was trying to smuggle missile materials illegally through the Panama Canal.  That is, until the attempt was thwarted.

Here is a bit on the matter from FoxNews.com:

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Panama's president says the country has taken control of a North Korean ship that was trying to illegally sneak missile materials from Cuba through the Panama Canal.
 
Ricardo Martinelli said on Radio Panama on Monday that the ship was stopped on the Atlantic coast of the country, according to the AFP.
 
"We had suspected this ship, which was coming from Cuba and headed to North Korea, might have drugs aboard so it was brought into port for search and inspection," Martinelli said. "When we started to unload the shipment of sugar we located containers that we believe to be sophisticated missile equipment, and that is not allowed."
 
After examining images, intelligence officials told Fox News that the equipment is part of a "soviet era" radar system that accompanies the SA-2 surface to air missile.
 
Martinelli told RPC the 35 North Koreans on the boat resisted police efforts to take the ship to the Caribbean port of Manzanillo. The crew was later taken into custody, and Martinelli said the captain had a heart attack and also tried to commit suicide during the operation.

And the link:  Panama stops North Korean ship carrying missile material from Cuba | Fox News

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Re: North Korean ship is stopped by Panama
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 01:16:02 AM »
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Re: North Korean ship is stopped by Panama
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 05:47:56 PM »
Update:  Some Panamanians have now discovered two MiG-21 fighter jets aboard a North Korean ship, bound from Cuba:  Panama finds MiG fighter jets on N. Korean arms ship


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