Thailand: US tip led to seizure of arms from North Korea

Thailand US tip led to

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December 17, 2009 16:54

 
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Thai authorities were acting on a tip from the United States when they seized tons of illicit weapons from a plane from North Korea, a senior official said Thursday. The Ilyushin Il-76 transport plane was impounded Saturday in Bangkok during what officials said was a scheduled refueling stop. Thai authorities found a reported 35 tons of weaponry aboard it, all exported from North Korea in defiance of UN sanctions. Speaking at a news conference, National Security Council chief Thawil Pliensri confirmed media reports that there had been US assistance in the seizure, but gave no details. He said that Thailand was waiting for advice from the United Nations on whether the weapons should be destroyed.

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