UN Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized With Soviet-era Arms

July 29, 2014 3:10 AM

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UN Blacklists Operator of North Korean Ship Seized With Soviet-era Arms

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, and raised concerns about Cuba's military cooperation with Pyongyang.

The North Korea (DPRK) sanctions committee designated Ocean Maritime Management, which operated the Chong Chon Gang, the ship detained a year ago carrying arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tons of sugar.

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