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Cuba says weapons North Korea bound were obsolete

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2013 | 9:08 AM

The Cuban government says a North Korean ship held in the Panama Canal on its way from the country was carrying obsolete arms for repair.

The Government said the weapons, manufactured half-a-century ago, were to be returned to Cuba after being refurbished.

The ship was seized by Panama after undeclared military cargo was found hidden in a shipment of sugar.

Panama's president said it included sophisticated missile equipment.


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