180 tons of smuggled explosives and ammunitions discovered in Yemen harbor
By Nasser Arrabyee,19/12/2012
The shipment of explosives and ammunition was on ship carrying Bolivian flag, with five-member crew, three Indians and two Ukrainians.
The ship was heading to the harbor of Umm Kasr in Irak, and the shipment belongs to Turkish businessmen according to the documents associated.
Meanwhile, the coastguards in the harbor of Aden confiscated a total of 500 night vision glasses and 1000 stores of bullets and arrested the businessman who smuggled the shipment.
Yemen recently has witnessed a lot of attempts to smuggle Turkish weapons, and confiscated already more than four weapons shipments. Smuggling weapons to Yemen increased the concerns of Yemenis over possibility of failure of the transition period and going to civil war.