The inspection of the shipping containers found on the Haddad 1 freighter that was recently seized has concluded, but no further weapons or ammunition caches were recovered.
According to the Coast Guard, in the inspection that was carried in Crete, a total of 4,881 police-style shotguns and 419,950 rounds of 9mm ammunition were hidden on the ship.
Furthermore huge quantities of cigarettes were also discovered in seven of the shipping containers. The cigarettes have not yet been counted and the authorities have yet to determine their legal status.
The seven crew members – four Syrians (including the captain), two Indians and one Egyptian – have faced the examiner. The prosecutor has addressed felony charges to the seven crew members for arms trafficking. The suspects will submit depositions on Monday.
The authorities are also inspecting the mobile phones of the seven crew members, in an effort to determine the final destination or recipient of the illicit cargo.