Panama Discovers Secret Missiles on North Korean Ship


0  Updated at 12:50 pm, July 16th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
Share This Story

File photo. iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PANAMA CITY) — Customs officers in Panama came across an unusual cargo hold when a North Korean ship tried to pass through: missile parts.

The ship was traveling from Cuba to North Korea but was stopped in the Panama Canal, AFP reports. Authorities found sophisticated missile equipment hidden below large containers of sugar.

Inspectors say the captain tried to take his life while the ship was being searched.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Stories You May Be Interested In:

Hurricane Matthew pounds Cuba after drenching Haiti

Catherine E. Shoichet, Max Blau and Steve Almasy, CNN

Italy earthquake: Rescuers’ search for survivors as death toll hits 241

Barbie Latza Nadeau, Margot Haddad, Livia Borghese and Angela Dewan, CNN