The Greek Coast Guard and customs intercepted an aid container for “refugees” (who are almost all male and of fighting age) that was filled with weapons and ammunition.
It appears that this was only reported on by local Greek news and has not been covered anywhere else. Hmm, I wonder why.
As the container, loaded on the freighter ship Haddad 1, a Bolivian-registered vessel, arrived in Heraklion, Crete, one of Greece’s largest island, a very popular resort island for sunbathing tourists, and currently temporary home to numerous refugees and migrants, customs inspected the cargo.
Among aid intended for refugees, they found an arsenal of weapons and ammunition, mainly rifles and shotguns. They also found bulletproof vests, which indicate that the intended users expected a gunfight.
ISIS has said straight out that the terrorist organization is building a force on European soil, stating that they will attack when the signal is given.
In the meantime, meaning right now, they continue to build the attack force. Disguised among refugees, they enter Europe. Then shipments of arms arrive, as this video shows.
Luckily this shipment was discovered, but how many has passed through?
Not really sure how many warnings that have to be given before politicians start to think, but it is urgent that they do so.
Update: The coastguard said a search of only the first two of the 14 containers carried by the Bolivian vessel Haddad 1 had revealed almost 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 5,000 shotguns, of a type similar to that used by police, with no accompanying documentation, IB Times report
They were found at the bottom of the containers, concealed by a load of furniture, including drawers, cupboards, and a layer of gymnastic mats.
The Haddad 1, a rusty 65-metre vessel built in 1976 and registered in the port of La Paz, was intercepted off Ierapetra, southeast of Crete, earlier this week, and claimed to be heading to the Libyan city of Misrata.
It had left the southern Turkish port of Iskenderun, about 50km from the Syrian border a few days earlier.
Its crew of seven has been arrested, while inspectors continued searching the remaining containers in the port of Crete’s largest city, Heraklion. Greek authorities have not released their nationalities, which local media say include Syrians, Egyptians and Indians.
Greek Marine Minister Christos Zois praised the “professionalism” of the coastguard for the identification of the ship, adding the investigation was ongoing and further information would be released at a later stage. “The count of weapons and ammunition is continuing and we hope that soon we will have more information on this case,” he said.