SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea, as usual, looks menacing, but can’t seem to keep its black ops under wraps. On Wednesday, Cuba came forward as the culprit behind a stash of weapons bound for North Korea. Panamanian authorities uncovered the illicit cargo — hidden in a shipment of brown sugar.
The Cuban foreign ministry claimed the obsolete Soviet-made weapons, which included two fighter jets and the parts for anti-aircraft missiles, were being sent to Pyongyang for repair. United Nations sanctions prohibit the sales of arms to North Korea.
Whether or not that’s a violation, this isn’t the first time the pariah state has been caught ferrying weapons, drugs, and other niceties around the world.