U.S. Fifth Fleet holds onto weapons shipment from stateless dhow in Arabian Sea

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The U.S. Naval force’s Fifth Fleet said on Saturday that the guided-rocket cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) held onto an illegal shipment of weapons from a stateless dhow in global water of the North Arabian Sea on May 6-7.

“The reserve of weapons included many progressed Russian-made enemy of tank guided rockets, a large number of Chinese Type 56 attack rifles, and many PKM automatic rifles, marksman rifles, and rocket-impelled projectiles launchers. Other weapon parts included progressed optical sights,” the Bahrain-based fleet said in a proclamation.

It added that the materiel is in U.S. authority anticipating the last aura, while the first source and planned objective of the materiel are being scrutinized.

“After all illegal freight was taken out, the dhow was surveyed for security, and in the wake of addressing, its group was given food and water prior to being delivered,” the assertion said.