May 20, 2024

N. Korean gas masks and arms intercepted en-route to Syria

Libyan registered vessel stopped in April contained gas masks, guns and bullets

A North Korean cargo of gas masks and light arms was intercepted by Turkish authorities en-route to Syria in April, Japanese daily the Sankei Shimbun said on Tuesday.

The newspaper said that a Libyan-flagged vessel, the Al En Ti Sar, was stopped carrying firearms, large quantities of gas-masks, and ammunition on April 3 at the port of Dardanelles, in contravention of international sanctions prohibiting either North Korea or Syria from trading in arms.

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