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Weapons Found on Chinese-Flagged, Cuba-Bound Ship

  • VOA News

The captain of a Chinese-flagged ship is facing arms-trafficking charges in Colombia after a search of his vessel uncovered weapons destined for Cuba.

Authorities in the Colombian port of Cartegena detained the Dan Da Xia during a stop Saturday. They said the ship's cargo did not match the documents that the captain, Wu Hong, presented.

Colombian authorities said they found about 100 metric tons of gunpowder along with shell casings and 2.6 million detonators.

There was no word on what happened to the rest of the ship's crew, and China has not yet commented.