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    Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms
    BBC News - Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

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    The cargo vessel was stopped on Saturday in the Colombian port of Cartagena

    Colombian officials have detained the captain of a Chinese ship bound for Cuba for illegally carrying explosives and other arms.

    The ship was stopped over the weekend in the Caribbean port of Cartagena, the attorney general's office said.

    About 100 tonnes of gunpowder, almost three million detonators and some 3,000 cannon shells were found on board the Da Dan Xia, officials said.

    But according to the ship's records, it was carrying grain products.

    No match

    "The documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported did not correspond to what we found," said Luis Gonzalez, national director of the Colombian attorney general's office.

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    Colombian officials found boxes of weapons aboard the Chinese cargo ship, Da Dan Xia
    Wu Hong, the Chinese captain, would be charged with weapons trafficking, he added.
    Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the captain had not violated any international rules.

    "It is completely normal military trade co-operation," she said.

    Ms Hua said China was "communicating with the parties on this matter".

    The Da Dan Xia is operated by China's largest shipping company, Cosco Shipping.
    It was impounded and searched for 48 hours before the order to arrest the captain was given.

    Colombian media reported that the ship was also carrying pipes used in mining and had stopped in Cartagena to unload them.

    According to the reports, counter-narcotics police searched it after they had received a tip-off about the munitions on board.

    The ship was due to make another stop in the Colombian port of Barranquilla before sailing on to Cuba, its itinerary suggested.

    The Cuban authorities have not yet commented.

    The incident comes almost two years after a North Korean crew was detained in Panama for illegally transporting war material from Cuba to North Korea through the Panama canal.

    Most of the crew and the ship were allowed to return to North Korea six months later after its owners agreed to pay a fine.

    The ship's captain, the first officer and the political officer were later absolved of a charge of endangering public SECURITY.
    The Obama administration pressure the legislative branch of the U.S. government to remove the Castro regime from the list of terror-sponsoring nations that pose a threat to the U.S. At the same time the Colombia police received a tip-off about the munitions on board of the Da Dan Xia ship, search it and found explosives and weapons bound for Cuba.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    The Obama administration pressure the legislative branch of the U.S. government to remove the Castro regime from the list of terror-sponsoring nations that pose a threat to the U.S.
    No it doesnt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No it doesnt.
    Truth is, I have not seen Cuba mentioned as supporting terrorists in some time. Sending weapons to North Korea is, however, assistance of a rogue state. I also believe to remember that they had sent weapons to Iran, but am no longer sure. Iran does support terrorists and other enemies of the US. They are very much like the Russians in that.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandokan View Post
    The Obama administration pressure the legislative branch of the U.S. government to remove the Castro regime from the list of terror-sponsoring nations that pose a threat to the U.S. At the same time the Colombia police received a tip-off about the munitions on board of the Da Dan Xia ship, search it and found explosives and weapons bound for Cuba.
    They should impound the boat and maybe auction it off. The captain should stand trial.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Happened last year at this same time as well. Just looked it up. I don't believe there were any international consequences then.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-26210187

    Must be their yearly shipment.
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    Cuba is a dummy destination, they're really going to New Hampshire for the revolution...
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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Ordinary Military supplies listed as grain products. If it is a “normal military trade co-operation” why hide it? “About 100 tons of powder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around 3,000 cannon shells were found", officials added.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    China is constructing a canal across Nicaragua. It is necessary a second canal? It is really needed? I think that China is doing it for military and political reasons, to be able to ship all sorts of contraband, drugs and guns through it since it will be protected by the Chinese military.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    The world has long figured out it can walk all over Obama. Its liberalism's sequelae...can we really be surprised?

    Lolz at Obama's Cuba deal...appease them, fund them, and watch them arm up.

    China already knows Obama isn't gonna do a thing. The sad part...they are right.

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    Re: Colombia detains Cuba-bound Chinese ship carrying arms

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Cuba is a dummy destination, they're really going to New Hampshire for the revolution...
    Tell us from west sussex.

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