Thursday, June 4, 2009

Royal Navy Frees Pirates After Disarming Them

Apparently, the Royal Navy can only arrest suspected pirates if they are caught in an act of piracy. 10 heavily armed suspected pirates in skiffs we disarmed before being released:
“Clearly, with all the weaponry in the skiffs, there was an intent to commit piracy, but we hadn’t actually caught them in the middle of an attack so we had to release them.”

All the weapons and ammunition were confiscated and the ten men were piled into the larger of the two skiffs, provided with enough fuel to get them to the Somali coast and told to go home. Some of the fuel was then put into the other skiff and set on fire.

Read more at Times Online

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