21 November 2012

Somalia: Puntland Forces Arrest Three Pirates

Gorowe — Authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland say they have arrested at least three pirates during an operations in Eyl located in the coastal region of Nugal.

An official said Puntland government forces are continuing robust anti-piracy security operations in coastal areas, where suspected criminal pirate gangs hold save heavens and holding more ships and crew members as hostages for months and years.

"Puntland forces have taken the detained three pirates, with their weapons and other materials captured in the crackdown into custody for inquiry regarding the case," the official said.

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