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Armed Pit Stop

A large cargo plane carrying 35 tons of weapons en route from North Korea was detained in Thailand when the plane stopped to refuel.

“A cargo aircraft transporting over 35 tonnes of arms from North Korea has been seized and its five-man crew detained after landing at Bangkok airport for refuelling, Thai officials have said. The arms included missiles and grenades, Panitan Wattanayagorn, a spokesman for the Thai government, told Al Jazeera on Sunday. ‘The incident is under investigation by the Thai police and tomorrow the five gentlemen will be processed through a court of law in Thailand,’ Wattanayagorn said. ‘We believe that since the plane came from North Korea it violated UN resolutions and we will proceed accordingly.’”


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