Cuba says loaded seized North Korean cargo ship with 'obsolete' weapons

HAVANA Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:29pm EDT

1 of 7. A view from on board North Korean flagged ship 'Chong Chon Gang' docked at the Manzanillo Container Terminal in Colon City July 16, 2013.

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HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba said a North Korean cargo ship seized in Panama on Monday was loaded at one of its ports with 10,000 tons of sugar and 240 tons of "obsolete defensive weaponry," according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Cuban Foreign Ministry.

Cuba said the weapons were being sent back to North Korea for repair and included two anti-aircraft batteries, nine disassembled rockets, and two MiG-21 aircraft, all Soviet-era military weaponry built in the middle of the last century.

(Writing by David Adams; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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