Advert

MiG-21 fighter jets found on seized North Korean ship

Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cuba confirm that two MiG-21 fighter jets are onboard. Sarah Charlton reports.

Inside a crate sits a fighter jet seized from a ship bound for North Korea.

Authorities in Panama have now uncovered two supersonic planes among arms from Cuba found hidden in the shipment.

The jets are believed to have been produced in the 1950s by the Soviet Union.

They're among radar systems and surface-to-air missiles also discovered under thousands of sacks of sugar.

Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli toured the shipment as officials said the U.N. are set to investigate the cargo.

Cuba says the arms are "obsolete" and were being sent to North Korea for repair.

But authorities in Panama fear the shipment breaches an arms embargo.

The crew of the North Korean ship have been charged with attempting to smuggle undeclared weapons.

Advert

Comments are submitted under the express understanding and condition that the editor may, and is authorised to, disclose any/all of the above personal information to any person or entity requesting the information for the purposes of legal action on grounds that such person or entity is aggrieved by any comment so submitted.

At this time your comment will not be displayed immediately upon posting. Please allow some time for your comment to be moderated before it is displayed.

For more details please see our Comments Policy

Comments not loading? We recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with javascript turned on.
Comments powered by Disqus
Advert
Advert