Weapon-smuggling Ship Held in Lebanon

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 8, 2012

Lebanon Army halts ship at Tripoli port, thought to be carrying weapons, intended for Syria 

The Lebanese Army recently confiscated weapons on board a ship carrying used cars in the port of Tripoli, according to a news report in Lebanon's 'The Daily Star'.

While the port of origin and the ship’s final destination remain unknown, security sources said the Lebanese Army found weapons in one of the used cars aboard the vessel.

The confiscated weapons included assault rifles, and the sources said the army was also working on dismantling heavy and medium weapons.

The news comes one week after the Lebanese Army intercepted a ship carrying weapons allegedly bound for Syria.

Damascus says Tripoli is a hotbed of support for the Syrian opposition and complains about arms being smuggled from the area into Syria.
 

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