Greek authorities said Tuesday that a coast guard special unit had found a shipment of weapons on board a foreign-flagged cargo ship sailing near the southern island of Crete.
The ship was taken to a port for a further search and investigation. No information was immediately released on the type or amount of weapons on board, where the ship was sailing to or whence, the identity of the ship or the crew. Information was promised later. According to media in Athens, the arms ship came from Libya with arms consigned by and for the Islamic State.