January 29, 2023

North Korean machine guns were found on boat bound for Somalia in 2016: report

No evidence of DPRK involvement detailed in report

Multiple North Korean-manufactured machine guns were seized by a French frigate crew in March of 2016 following the interdiction of a sailing boat bound for Somalia, a recent UN report has revealed.

The stateless dhow - a small sailboat - had come from Iran, and was found with a cache of weapons on board by the FS Provence as it made its way towards Puntland.