Panama: N. Korea to pay fine to release ship stopped near Panama Canal

Posted on December 2, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Conflicts, Panama reported that North Korea has agreed to pay a reduced fine to ensure the return of a ship stopped near the Panama Canal which had military weapons from Cuba on board. The settlement should end a protracted dispute over the Chong Chon Gang, the freighter intercepted by Panamanian customs officers on July 10 as it tried to enter the canal. Read Article

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