Yemen sentences 9 to jail for arms smuggling

Yemeni forces intercepted a ship in January carrying a large cache of weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, being smuggled from Iran to Yemen.

Yemen sentences 9 to jail for arms smuggling

World Bulletin/News Desk

A Yemeni court handed down jail sentences of between one and 10 years each to nine Yemenis on Tuesday for their involvement in the smuggling of weapons aboard a ship, judicial sources said.

Yemeni forces intercepted the Jihan 1 off Yemen's coast in January. U.S. and Yemeni officials said it was carrying a large cache of weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, being smuggled from Iran to Yemen.

The sources said one of those tried was sentenced in absentia.

 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2013, 13:10

Muhammed Öylek

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