Video shows a US Navy haul of illegal weapons so big that the rifles, machine guns, and RPGs covered the deck of a missile cruiser

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A screenshot from the video shared by the US Navy of the weapons on the USS Monterey. U.S. 5th Fleet
  • The US Navy shared a video of weapons it seized, laid out on the deck of a missile cruiser.

  • The Navy said the arms were found hidden in a ship and were going to Yemen.

  • It said assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades launchers were included.

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The US Navy seized an illegal shipment of arms that was so big it covered much of the deck of a missile cruiser.

The Navy said on Sunday that it found the shipment hidden in a ship in the Arabian Sea as part of an operation that started on Thursday.

The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet shared a video of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey, which showed the weapons covering much of the deck:

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To give a sense of scale, the Monterey is some 55 feet wide according to an online Pentagon database.

Images show as many as 12 weapons comfortably spaced barrel-to-barrel.

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The US Navy shared a picture of the weapons found by the USS Monterey. US Navy

The Fifth Fleet said in a statement that the haul included "dozens of advanced Russian-made anti-tank guided missiles, thousands of Chinese Type 56 assault rifles, and hundreds of PKM machine guns, sniper rifles and rocket-propelled grenades launchers. Other weapon components included advanced optical sights."

The Navy said that the weapons were bound for Yemen, but did not say where they came from.

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