Panama Released 32 Out Of The 35 North Koreans

Panama Released 32 Out Of The 35 North Koreans

Wednesday, November 27 2013 @ 08:02 PM EST
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Panama NewsThe Panamanian Prosecutor Nataniel Murgas ordered the release of 32 out of the 35 crew members of the North Korean vessel detained on July with undeclared weapons from Cuba. The marines were going to be handed over to a North Korean mission that has been in Panama since last week.
The organized crime prosecutor Nataniel Murgas told The Associated Press through phone that the other three marines, the captain, the second level-of-command crew member and a North Korean official who was watching over the crew, will be processed for arms trafficking. “The 32 were released because they had no knowledge of the contents in the ship,” he said.

He didn’t report if the marines could take off on Wednesday in the vessel, because it had an exit prevention applied by the authorities of the Panama Canal.

The waterway applied a fine of one million dollars for breaking security measures of the Canal and the North Koreans must pay this fine before the Canal releases the vessel. (TVN)

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