Military equipment sits secured with wire inside a recently opened container aboard the North Korean-flagged freighter Chong Chon Gang, at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Cuba said military equipment found buried under sacks of sugar on the North Korean ship seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal was obsolete weaponry from the mid-20th century that it had sent to be repaired.
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published Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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PANAMA CITY — Panama has filed charges against the crew of a North Korean ship seized as it tried to pass through the Panama Canal while carrying obsolete weaponry from Cuba hidden under bags of sugar, possibly in violation of U.N. sanctions.