Panama: Officials find explosives on seized North Korea ship

first_img PANAMA CITY, Panama – Panamanian officials said they’ve found more explosives aboard the North Korea-flagged ship it seized on July 15 for transporting undeclared weapons from Cuba. Authorities discovered a type of rocket-propelled grenade that could destroy a tank when they opened a box on the Chong Chon Gang. The other boxes remained unopened because officials were concerned about what they contained, according to Javier Caraballo, the country’s counter-narcotics prosecutor. Ammunition for grenade launchers and other munitions already had been seized during a prior search. [La Prensa (Panama), 11/08/2013; La Estrella (Panama), 11/08/2013] By Dialogo August 12, 2013last_img

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