Saturday, December 20, 2014   

Singapore charges firm for smuggling weapons to N Korea
(06-10 15:44)

Singapore has filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state and accused it of helping to smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea.
The foreign affairs and home affairs ministries said in a joint statement that the charges were filed against Chinpo Shipping Company Pte Ltd and a Singapore citizen identified as Tan Hui Tin.
The statement said the Singapore Police Force had completed its investigation into the shipping firm's involvement, clearing the way for state prosecutors to lodge the charges.
The undeclared shipment was found aboard a North Korean freighter, Chong Chon Gang, that was intercepted and searched in the Panama Canal in July 2013 on suspicion it was smuggling drugs.
Authorities found 25 containers of military hardware, including two Soviet era MiG-21s, air defense systems, and missiles and command and control vehicles, buried under tons of sugar.--AFP
   
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