Cuba-North Korea sugar shipment contains 2 MIG 21's

 
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Cuba-North Korea sugar shipment contains 2 MIG 21's

Gee, nothing suspicious here at all:

Panamanian investigators unloading the cargo of a seized North Korean ship that carried arms from Cubahave found the two MiG-21 fighter jets the Cuban government had said were on board, the government said on Sunday.

Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board the Chong Chon Gang, President Ricardo Martinelli told reporters in the Atlantic port of Colon.

The discovery, which included cables and electrical equipment, was made inside containers on the ship Panama had feared might contain explosive material. None was found.

After stopping the vessel bound for North Korea last week, Panama revealed it had found weapons in the cargo hold late on Monday. In response, Cuba said the shipment contained a range of "obsolete" arms being sent to North Korea for repair.

Well, at least they weren't trying to hide it....

The weapons were hidden under thousands of sacks of sugar on the freighter. Before the arms were discovered, Cuba told Panama the cargo was a donation of sugar for the people of North Korea.

I wonder how many T-72's you could hide under non-dairy creamer?

 

 

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