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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Australian sailors seize huge weapons haul from Somalia-bound fishing boat

 By Ray Sparvell - Watoday -  Australian sailors have seized a large weapons cache, including almost 2000 AK-47 assault rifles, from a fishing vessel in the Middle East.


HMAS Darwin's boarding team intercepted the fishing vessel about 300 kilometres off the coast of Oman and found 1989 AK-47 assault rifles along with 100 rocket propelled grenade launchers, 49 machine guns, spare barrels and mortar tubes hidden under fishing nets in the dhow.
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