Nigeria grants bail to Russian arms smuggling suspects

The Star
Monday 25th February, 2013

LAGOS (Reuters) – Fifteen Russian sailors charged with illegally bringing weapons into Nigeria last year were granted bail on Monday and released until a hearing in early April, a Lagos court ruled. Nigerian authorities intercepted a ship and arrested its Russian crew on October 23 after they found several guns and around 8,500 rounds of ammunition aboard. The Russian sailors have pleaded not guilty and the Moran Security Group, the Russian company that owns the confiscated vessel, has said the ship had permission to carry arms, calling the accusations “groundless”. Russia’s Foreign Ministry a…

Read more

  • No comments yet for this story

  • what do you think

    CAPTCHA Image

    By submitting your comment you agree to Big News Network’s Terms Policies.

    Leave a comment