Greek police find large weapons stash on Libya-bound ship

AFP , Tuesday 1 Sep 2015

A large weapons stash was discovered Tuesday on a cargo ship off the Greek island of Crete, a police source said, with initial information suggesting it sailed from Turkey and was headed for Libya.

Greek port police boarded the Haddad 1 and found shotguns in a shipping container, although no details were given on the other weapons found.

The Bolivian-flagged ship had a seven-strong crew of Syrians and Egyptians. The boat was seized off Ierapetra on Crete's southern coast because it was not carrying the correct papers for its cargo, the police source said.

The boat was being towed to another port on the island for further investigation.

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