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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

U.S. Navy Seizes 1,400 Assault Rifles During Illicit Weapons Interdiction | NAVCENT Public Affairs

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Roughly 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammo was captured by the U.S. 5th Fleet ships on Dec. 20. The said fleet ships were conducting flag validation boarding in the North Arabian Sea when the incident happened.

It was discovered that the used fishing boat was not affiliated but the crew recognized themselves as Yemenis and would be deported to Yemen. The illegal munitions were then carried to the USS O’Kane (DDG 77), a guided-missile cruiser, where they faced final ruling.

Source: https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2882679/us-navy-seizes-1400-assault-rifles-during-illicit-weapons-interdiction/

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