South African authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel suspected of carrying unlawful arms and heading to Nigeria and the US. Based on South African media, Herald Dwell, the South African ports authorities, found explosives on board the vessel in the course of operations on the Port of Ngqura, simply off the coast of Port Elizabeth.
The explosives and weapons reportedly valued at about R50 million, have been found following a tip-off, after the ship had offloaded 14 containers on the port.
An investigation into the homeowners of the vessel is at the moment being executed by the Hawks which is a South African prison investigative organisation. Recall that in latest instances, the Nigerian Customs Service has been discovering mass weapons which are being imported into the nation through numerous routes.