Panama has detained a North Korea-flag ship coming from Cuba as it approached the Panama Canal with undeclared weapons, according to Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, Reuters reports.
The weapons were hidden in containers of brown sugar and were detected after Panamanian authorities stopped the ship, suspecting it was carrying drugs. The vessel was halted near the Port of Manzanillo on the Atlantic side of the canal.
“We're going to keep unloading the ship and figure out exactly what was inside,” Martinelli said on Panamanian television.
Martinelli also shared this picture regarding the incident on Twitter: