Panama discovers MORE fighter jet engines and military vehicles on the seized boat taking obsolete weapons from Cuba to North Korea
Panama discovers more fighter jet engines and military vehicles on the seized boat taking obsolete weapons from Cuba to the secretive state of North Korea | Mail Online
• More military hardware has been discovered on the boat intercepted by
Panama on its way from Cuba to North Korea
• The Chong Chon Gang was stopped on July 15
• North Korea says it was to repair the equipment and return it to Cuba
• Cargo includes missile systems, two MiG-21 jet fighters, military vehicles and 12 spare engines, all hidden under bags of brown sugar
By Daily Mail Reporters and Reuters Reporter
PUBLISHED: 23:16 EST, 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 00:47 EST, 31 July 2013
Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship carrying arms from Cuba under sacks of brown sugar found yet more military hardware on Tuesday.
The authorities discovered 12 engines for MiG-21 fighter jets and five military vehicles that officials said resembled missile control centers.
Investigators earlier in July had found two MiG-21 fighters and two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, which was bound for secretive North Korea when it was stopped by officials.
Massive haul: A Panamanian naval police officer stands in front of a container carrying a Russian-made fighter engine which was on its way to North Korea before being intercepted.
Hardware: This seized vehicle is thought to be a military missile control center