South Korean vessel keeps knives to fight off buccaneers

South Korean vessel keeps knives to fight off buccaneers
Photo: Sakhalin Customs Press Service

Customs officers found 32 metal objects - shurikens, spears, and broadswords.

An arsenal of knives was discovered aboard a gas carrier vessel that arrived from South Korea to Sakhalin. Customs officers launched an administrative case on this fact.

According to the press service of the Sakhalin Customs, a weapon cabinet was specially equipped. Customs officers found 32 metal objects - shurikens, spears, broadswords. Crew members said they made weapons manually in order to fight off buccaneers.

The customs sent samples of items to experts, they concluded that 24 shurikens are weapons.

An administrative offense case has been initiated over non-declaration of cold steel (part 1 of Article 16.2 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation).

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