Panama finds weapons hidden in North Korean ship arriving from Cuba
July 16th, 2013
04:29 AM ET

Panama finds weapons hidden in North Korean ship arriving from Cuba

Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean-flagged vessel with an undeclared haul of weaponry in the Panamanian port of Manzanillo on Monday night, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said.

Panama's security minister, Jose Raul Mulino, told CNN the ship had arrived from Cuba.

Panamanian authorities had received intelligence the ship was carrying drugs, but a search Monday revealed military equipment hidden among a cargo of brown sugar.

It was not immediately clear what sort of military equipment was found.

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  1. California

    The liberal parasites are at it again.

    July 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Paul

      Try not to confuse intelligence with wealth. Most who have money did not earn it.

      July 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Reply
      • Paul

        It would be foolish to think that someone sold out could ever be consider intelligent.

        July 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  2. Pete

    Hey Panamanian people we're behind and say take the North Korean ship out to international waters and sink it in front of a international viewing audience..Maybe then if its Russia,China or who ever that put these illegal arms on this ship will agree it was an ignorent move not only for who ever supplied the arms but the ships owners now without a ship!!The UN and others send out a clear signal that this illegal activity won't be tolerated from anyone even Russia,China as well the advocates of wars much like our own MIC here!!You've been warned whoever you are!!

    July 16, 2013 at 10:12 am | Reply
    • BIG SHIZ

      Hay pete, when did you join the tea party?

      July 16, 2013 at 10:35 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @Big Shiz,you just have to handle some people differently that's all..Don't curse at me calling me a tea bagger,I'm more intelligent than that as a democrate,a peaceful one at that and I just say it as I see it that's all.Bother you!!

        July 16, 2013 at 10:56 am |
      • California

        When did you become a liberal parasite?

        July 16, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
      • Pete

        @California,you know the definition of a parasite California,define it for me or shut the hell up because as a host you have nothing for anyone here to live on,brains that is foriegner!!

        July 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm |
    • George patton

      Pete, we went to war with Great Britain in 1812 partly to establish freedom on the high seas which the British totally disregarded by impressing or drafting our sailors into their navy and by raiding merchant ships. Now it appears that we have completely reversed ourselves. This is totally wrong and needs to stop!!!

      July 16, 2013 at 10:58 am | Reply
      • Pete

        @George Patton,you want to screw these terrorists minds up,give them an olive branch talking diplomatic,peacefully to them for once!!Remember terrorists didn't go after us until after we initially invaded them right..America is its own enemy and if we stop our meddling in other countrys business all the time they may stop bothering us as well !!And George tell McCain and the MIC to stop advocating war for once and give peace a chance letting us have that military money to use here as well!!

        July 16, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  3. julieabarnes

    Although the USSR was dissolved in 1991, their

    international influence can still be felt – quite

    alarmingly. This is NOT to say that the Russian

    government participated in this latest event in any

    way. However, I'm willing to bet that the missiles in

    questions can be tied to Soviet technology. Similarly,

    many of our proxy 'allies' such as Iraq and

    Afghanistan continue to use and profit from U.S.

    provided weapons. History has a long (and apparently,

    unforgiving) memory.

    July 16, 2013 at 8:01 am | Reply

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