Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bid to ship 16,000 guns to Yemen foiled: Dubai police

Source: AFP

DUBAI police have foiled a bid to smuggle 16,000 guns from Turkey to Yemen's northern province of Saada, a Shiite rebels' stronghold, police chief Dahi Khalfan said Thursday.

"Dubai police has foiled a major attempt to smuggle arms from Turkey to Yemen," said Khalfan, adding that "the shipment consititutes 16,000 guns" and "six Arabs residing in the United Arab Emirates have been arrested".

"The shipment was heading to Saada, we can't say to which side, but definitely not to the government," Khalfan told reporters.

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