COSCO freighter Da Dan Xia arrested with Cuba-bound arms on board
Chinese general cargo vessel Da Dan Xia was detained by Colombian authorities in Cartagena on Mar 1 for an illegal cargo of weaponry on board, destined for Cuba. Cargo includes explosives and heavy weaponry. Vessel called Cartagena to offload tubes for an oil company, with next port of call being Barranquilla, and after Barranquilla, she was to call Cuba. Authorities were informed about illegal cargo, the vessel was checked, with weaponry found in at least 7 containers. According to cargo manifest, arms were to be delivered to Cuba.