Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

October 18, 2013 5:51 PM

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Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the high seas.

Indian officials say the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, reportedly flying the Sierra Leone flag, was detained a week ago and was anchored Friday in the port of Tuticorin in southern Tamil Nadu state. Police said 33 of the 35 people on board -- made up of 10 crew members and 25 armed security guards, includin...

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