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Greece probes explosives ship amid Sudan, Tunisia anger

Greek authorities were investigating a Sudan-bound boat laden with tonnes of Tunisian-made explosives, despite Tunis and Khartoum’s insistance the cargo was for civilian purposes only. Greek Merchant Marine Minister George Anomeritis said the sheer size of the load — which police said equalled the amount of TNT in the Greek state arsenal — together with log book inconsistencies and the captain’s statements had raised suspicions. The Baltic Sky was seized in the eastern Mediterranean Sunday allegedly loaded with 680 tonnes of high explosive including TNT and 8,000 detonators. “We are investigating who is behind the designated recipient and even if it turns out to be an ordinary company, this is such a huge load, what would they do with it?” Anomeritis told a radio station. Full Story

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