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Panama Detains North Korean ship with Illegal Arms

WASHINGTON — As if North Korean could not do anything more unorthodox, or more illegal. Panama has stopped a ship and its captain tried to commit suicide.

panama north korean ship [1]Reuters reports [2] that the country of Panama stopped a ship flying a North Korean flag was stopped and searched after making a stop in Cuba.

The ship was hiding weapons like ballistic missiles and were hidden in brown sugar containers. Panamanian authorities stopped the ship because they suspected it was shipping drugs and were surprised by the hidden weapons cargo, which were undeclared.

North Korea is under sanctions by the West, especially after refusing to stop its nuclear program and almost provoking another civil war with its southern neighbor South Korea.