Navy Stops Boat Smuggling 2,000 AK-47s From Iran

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The U.S. Navy stopped a fishing boat attempting to smuggle over 2,000 AK-47s from Iran to Yemen, according to the Navy Forces Central Command.

The Friday incident occurred in the international waters of the Gulf of Oman when the patrol coastal ship USS Chinook boarded and seized the weapons with the assistance of other naval vessels.

“This shipment is part of a continued pattern of destabilizing activity from Iran,” said Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces.

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