Skip to comments.N. Korea: LTTE arms moved overland from China to NK for almost a decade (Tamil Tigers)
Posted on 11/07/2009 8:33:46 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
LTTE arms moved overland from China to NK for almost a decade
by Shamindra Ferdinando
Chinese arms consignments for the LTTE had been moved overland to North Korea across the China-North Korea border before being transferred to the terrorist groups floating warehouses on the high seas close to Indonesia, for about a decade, The Island learns.
The LTTE had obtained its first Chinese arms consignment way back in 1994/1995 during the then Peoples Alliance (PA) administration. On-going inquiries, well informed sources said, revealed that the China-North Korea overland transport of arms for the LTTE had operated for almost a decade before President Mahinda Rajapaksas government intervened about two years ago.
Sources said that Sri Lankas much delayed intervention came as the LTTE moved to collect weapons directly from China once Sri Lanka received information regarding its clandestine overland route.
Sources said that the LTTE had deployed several small vessels to move arms from North Korea to floating warehouses. The Navy in four separate operations destroyed eight floating warehouses on the high seas, three of them in one operation.
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Might explain some of those North Korean freighters spotted in SE waters over the years. That and the opium trade.
Wow! Very interesting info. I had nothing about this.
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