Large-scale smuggling of AK-47s has been caught in the Arabian Sea adjacent to India. The US military has said that 1400 Ak-47 rifles and ammunition have been recovered from the North Arabian Sea. These rifles were loaded into a fishing boat. The thing to note is that this boat was roaming in the sea without registration in any country. The US Navy has claimed that these AK-47 rifles were being sent to Houthi rebels in Yemen. It is being claimed that they have been manufactured in Iran.
The US military says they suspected the ship to be a threat to commercial shipping and their navigation. In such a situation, after removing the crew and weapons from the ship, it was sunk in the sea. On February 11 this year, the US Navy's Guided Missile Destroyer USS Winstern S Churchill found the weapon, in accordance with international law, from a stateless ship off the coast of Somalia. The US Navy informed that it has recovered 1400 AK-47 assault rifles and a large number of rounds of ammunition. Told it is almost 226,000 rounds of ammunition have been found.
The US military said that according to international maritime law of the North Arabian Sea, it is mandatory for every ship to fly the flag while on patrol. But there is no flag on this fishing boat. The five crew members captured on the ship have been identified as citizens of Yemen. The Navy has said that these terrorists of Yemen have been creating terror in the entire country for the last several years with the help of Iran. Saudi Arabia's army is also fighting a war against these groups.