Skip to comments.Over 2,500 AK-47s & RPGs Seized by U.S. Navy in Gulf of Aden
Posted on 10/03/2018 9:02:42 AM PDT by marktwain
An accurate count of the AK47 type rifles confiscated in the Gulf of Aden on 28 August 2018, has been released.
During 2016, the U.S. Navy intercepted and confiscated several shipments of small arms from stateless dhows in the Arabian sea. Thousands of AK type rifles, hundreds of Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) were confiscated, along with PKM general purpose machine guns and 21 .50 caliber heavy machine guns. Included in a haul by the French, were some 60 mm mortars, anti-tank missiles, and 64 Dragunov sniper rifles. From a March 2016 navy.mil article:
The U.S. Navy Coastal Patrol ship USS Sirocco, operating as part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a small, stateless dhow. The illicit cargo included 1,500 AK-47s, 200 RPG launchers and 21 .50 caliber machine guns.
The Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Darwin intercepted a dhow Feb. 27, confiscating nearly 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles, 100 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 49 PKM general purpose machine guns, 39 PKM spare barrels and 20 60mm mortar tubes.
A March 20 seizure by the French Navy destroyer FS Provence yielded almost 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles, 64 Dragunov sniper rifles, nine anti-tank missiles and other associated equipment.
More than two years has elapsed since the last reported seizure. On 28 August, 2018, another seizure was made from a stateless dhow. This dhow was in distress, its engines were inoperative.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Of course, the destroyer and personnel would be paid for if they are in the Gulf of Aden or anywhere else.
Sink it, along with crew. Stop squeezing Jello to catch ahold of it.
Someone’s not getting their toys.
Unfortunately an AK-47 on the world market is only worth about $50.00 So that is $125,000.00 worth of rifles
Funny we never had these reports when the Kenyan was CIC.
Hold a raffle.
Sounds like they just tripped over this shipment, because the ship’s engines failed.
Maybe this identifies how Iran is smuggling weapons to the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
An old myth.
In Yemen, they are bringing $1,200, as quoted by Forbes, in the article.
In Iraq, they are bringing $600. Around the world, the price is about $500.
No doubt, in a few places with surplus AKs, you can get them cheap, on a deal.
A recent article about the illegal gun trade in Nigeria put the price for black market AKs at over $1,330.
i would pay 8 times that to have a good one ,,
maybe the atf has a few they can lose my way..
a man in NY was recently pulled over, police found an ‘assault rifle’ that he hadn’t registered with the state under NY’s unconstitutional ‘safe act’, and he was arrested and made a felon instantly- can never own another gun-
MaNY claimed ‘NY isn’t enforcing the unconstitutional ‘safe act’- yet they most definitely are - you get caught with unregistered ‘assault weapon’ and you become a felon- instantly-
A very good reason to get Kavanaugh on the court to help overturn NY’s anti-gun laws.
Yes. Judge Kavanaugh has written that gun registration laws are not long-standing and are un-Constitutional infringements on the Second Amendment.
Meh. They are inaccurate. Give me an FN or another HK.
ok, you are right, gimme the FN308 instead please..
Iran to Yemen.....no brainer...paid for with bammy/Kerry bucks....
Donate them to Venezuela.
Sht, dragunovs are semi autos and they should be sent as trophies through the CMP
The Dragunovs are not inaccurate. ANd AKs can be accurized. THe parts kids have value for that
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