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.