Thousands of Firearms, Ammo Found on Freighter Arrested off Crete

Greek authorities have discovered two containers carrying undocumented ammunition and firearms on the general cargo ship Haddad 1 which was arrested off Crete while en route to Libya, the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) reports.

As World Maritime News reported earlier, the freighter was arrested along with its seven crew members on Tuesday some 20 nautical miles south of the town of Ierapetra, Crete, and escorted to the port of Heraklion.

The inspection at the port revealed that Haddad 1 was carrying 14 containers from Iskenderun (Alexandretta), Turkey, to Libya, two of which were loaded with 491,950 9 mm bullets, and around 5,000 firearms of different caliber.

The undocumented ammunition and firearms were hidden at the back of the containers behind pieces of furniture and gymnastics mats, HCG says.

World Maritime News Staff

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