BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUGUST 10, 2013
PANAMA CITY - Authorities in Panama say they have found more explosives
aboard a North Korean-flagged ship detained in the Panama Canal for
carrying undeclared arms from Cuba.
Anti-drug prosecutor Javier Caraballo said Saturday that inspectors
found a kind of "anti-tank RPG (rocket-propelled grenade)" explosive
when they opened one of five wooden boxes on the Chong Chon Gang. He
said the other boxes were not opened because of security fears.
The discovery comes just over a week after authorities said
explosive-sniffing dogs had found another batch of ammunition for
grenade launchers and other unidentified types of munitions.
The ship was seized July 15 based on intelligence that it may have been
The manifest said it was carrying 10,000 tons of sugar, but Cuban
military equipment was found beneath the sacks.
Source: "Panama finds more munitions aboard ship travelling from Cuba to
North Korean" -