N. Korea arms ship faces US$1 million fine: Panama
AFPPANAMA CITY -- The Panama Canal authority said Thursday it will impose as much as a US$1 million fine on the North Korean freighter caught with an undeclared shipment of Cuban weapons.
August 17, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
“It is a flagrant violation of safe passage through the Panama Canal and we have little tolerance for this kind of activity,” canal administrator Jorge Quijano said.
“It is going to be sanctioned,” he said, adding that authorities were still mulling the size of the fine.
“It's obvious that there were containers that had not been declared, not to mention what was inside them.”