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The US Fifth Fleet seizures a smuggled weapons boat in the Arabian Sea

On Saturday night, the US Fifth Fleet announced the seizure of a boat carrying smuggled weapons in the Arabian Sea. Advanced anti-armour, machine guns and handheld missiles are among the smuggled arms.

The total content included:

  • Russian anti-tank cannons
  • Thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles
  • Hundreds of PKM machine guns
  • Machine guns
  • Sniper rifles
  • Rocket launchers

According to a statement released by the US Fifth Fleet, the capture and inspection took place over two days on 6 and 7 May as part of regular inspections conducted in compliance with international law.

The smuggled weapons shipment’s intended final destination is still under investigation.

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