Updated: 01/31/2014 02:16 | By Agence France-Presse

Panama releases 32 N. Koreans in arms case

Panamanian authorities have released 32 of the 35 North Koreans detained since July after an undeclared cargo of Cuban arms was found on their ship, prosecutors said Thursday.


Panama releases 32 N. Koreans in arms case

The North Korean cargo Chong Chon Gang at anchor in front of the Sherman Base near Colon, 120 km from Panama City, on November 27, 2013 - by Rodrigo Arangua

"On Tuesday, the organized crime office ordered the release of 32 crew members of the 'Chong Chon Gang,'" the prosecutor in the case told reporters, adding they were turned over to immigration authorities.

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