US intercepts weapons shipment bound for Houthis

A U.S. Coast Guard ship seized weapons intended for the Houthi militant group during an operation in the Arabian Sea in late January, U.S. Central Command announced Thursday.

On Jan. 28, personnel aboard the Coast Guard cutter Clarence Sutphin Jr. located and boarded a vessel,
the command said in a statement
, not specifying who operated the boat or providing other details. But the shipment originated from Iran, the command said.

Once on board, Coast Guard members found more than 200 packages of medium-range ballistic missile components, explosives, uncrewed underwater and surface vehicle components, military-grade communication and network equipment, and anti-tank guided missile launcher components, Central Command said.

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