The US Navy’s Fifth Fleet mentioned on Saturday that the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized a bootleg cargo of weapons from a stateless dhow in worldwide water of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7.
“The cache of weapons included dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers. Other weapon components included advanced optical sights,” the Bahrain-based Fleet mentioned in an announcement.
It added that the materiel is in US custody awaiting remaining disposition, whereas the unique supply and supposed vacation spot of the materiel is beneath investigation.
“After all illicit cargo was removed, the dhow was assessed for seaworthiness, and after questioning, its crew was provided food and water before being released,” the assertion mentioned.
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