Panama charges North Korea weapons ship's crew

9:24 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Panama charges North Korea weapons ship's crew

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Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons.
Panama has charged the crew of a North Korean ship detained in Panama after it was found to be carrying weapons. Prosecutor Javier Caraballo accused the 35 crew members of endangering public security by illegally transporting war material. The charges came just hours after North Korea urged Panama to release the ship and its crew without delay.