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Danish arms-trafficking ship hijacked by pirates

birdseye | 13.01.2011 12:44 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Terror War

The Danish arms-trafficking ship "Leopard" has been hijacked by pirates.

The Danish freighter Leopard, which is apparently carrying arms or explosives, has been hijacked by pirates in the Bay of Aden.

The company "Shipcraft" - (from the North Copenhagen suburb of Hoersholm) - which specializes in cargoes like arms or nuclear waste - closed down its home page a couple of hours after the news - apparently in a hush-up attempt.

Also in the 1980s, such rogue shipping companies - probably with CIA connections - were active in arms smuggling to South Africa and in the Iran-Contra affair - but were protected by the government.