Navy Destroyer Seizes 2,521 AK-47 Rifles in Gulf of Aden

An illicit weapons shipment of more than 2,000 rifles was seized by the crew of the USS Jason Dunham during a countertrafficking mission in international waters in the Gulf of Aden, U.S. 5th Fleet officials announced.
GULF OF ADEN (Aug. 30, 2018) Sailors stack a cache of more than 1,000 AK-47 automatic rifles aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). The ship's visit, board, search and seizure team seized the weapons from a skiff during a flag verification boarding as part of maritime security operations. Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay)


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