Panama Canal Authority fines detained North Korea ship smuggling Cuban arms




 
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Panama Canal Authority fines detained North Korea ship smuggling Cuban arms
 
September 27th, 2013  
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Panama Canal Authority fines detained North Korea ship smuggling Cuban arms
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's Canal Authority slapped a fine on Thursday of up to $1 million on the owners of a North Korean ship seized in July for smuggling Cuban weapons under 10,000 tons of sugar. The fine was for failing to accurately disclose the cargo and putting the canal and canal workers at risk, said Jorge Quijano, head of the semi-autonomous Panama Canal Authority. The amount is "a proposed sanction of up to $1 million, and I say 'up to' because there is a process in which clarifications can be made and they can defend their point of view," Quijano said. ...




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