March 13, 2010 by Post Team
Seychelles:Foreign fleets have been deployed in the Gulf of Aden since the beginning of 2009, the trains running, and establishing safe corridors through the most dangerous waters and arrest the pirates and the seizure of ships.
“The French navy handed over to these pirates, and the two ships, the ship and the evidence a video showing this kind of weapons they carried,” Mohamed Jama Sicid, deputy commissioner of police of Puntland, told a press conference in the port of Bossaso, while receiving the suspects.
“This video shows his intent was not the purpose of fishing, or other civil works. They (the French) gave weapons and ammunition seized in the ocean. Pirates will be brought to justice soon.”
Jama did not specify the quality of weapons that the pirates.
And the officers of the Navy frigate, intercepted and seized the suspected pirates, just 85 miles off the coast of Mogadishu, last week.
“There are two children under age drinking, and the French said they were unsure of what activities are involved and who was arrested separately on the boat, and achieve more,” Jama said.
Encouraged by the increase in payment of ransom, Somali sea bandits and increased attacks in recent months, causing tens of millions of dollars for the capture of ships in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden , the busy shipping lanes linking Europe and Asia.
Pirates have said they are innocent and were detained while casting fishing nets into the ocean.
“We’re fishermen, and I have no idea why we were arrested,” One of the suspects, Abdullah Ahmed told Reuters.
Ahmed said the French navy officers detained 11 of their colleagues and are on board the frigate.
Pirates had extended the scope in which they operate off the coast of Somalia, and was known to take ships as far away as the Seychelles.
Andrew Mwangura of the East African Assistance Program for seafarers, said Thursday that the pirates tried to hijack a cargo ship, German, Lepke average, about 450 kilometers northeast of the Seychelles on his way to the port of Salalah Sultanate of Oman.
No one was injured, said Mwangura.
(Written by Hassan Abdul Aziz, editing by George Obulutsa and Michael Roddy)
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