CENTCOM Forces Intercept More Than 2,000 Assault Rifles Shipped from Iran
TAMPA, Fla. - On Jan. 6, US Central Command forces intercepted a stateless dhow in the Gulf of Oman smuggling more than 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles while transiting international waters from Iran to Yemen. The vessel was sailing on a route historically used to traffic weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. A team from the USS Chinook patrol coastal ship boarded the vessel with support from the Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Monsoon and the guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.

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