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Cargo Ship Raided by Greece Was Going to Sudanese Capital

A ship raided and impounded late Sunday night by Greek authorities was carrying 680 metric tons of explosives through Greek waters, Greek officials said today. The 230-foot vessel was destined for Sudan, a country that has served as a base for terrorist groups, they added. Those officials also said paperwork aboard the ship listed the recipient of the explosives as a chemical company in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, that does not exist. Those disclosures intensified both the concern and the mystery surrounding the ship, the Baltic Sky, which was boarded after Greek officials received tips from unspecified foreign intelligence services that they should question its seven-member crew. Greek officials said they communicated with the crew — five men from Ukraine and two from Azerbaijan — and raided it only when no one on board would provide information about its cargo and destination. Full Story

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