Middle Eastern crew of Libya bound cargo ship arrested
A large weapons stash was discovered Tuesday aboard a Middle East-crewed cargo ship off the Greek island of Crete, a police source said, with initial information suggesting was bound from Turkey for Libya.
Greek port police boarded Haddad 1 and found more than 5,000 firearms and more than 490,000 rounds of ammunition in several shipping containers.
The Bolivian-flagged vessel had a seven-strong crew of Syrians and Egyptians. The ship was seized off Ierapetra on Crete's southern coast because it was not carrying the correct papers for its cargo, the police source said.
The ship was towed to another port on the island for further investigation and the crew were placed under arrest.