ALULA, Somalia Jul 21 2012 (Garowe Online) – Puntland police
forces with the help of the Alula community in Bari region, intercepted a boat
carrying explosives and weapons bound to Somalia from Yemen, Radio Garowe reports.
Bossaso’s Chief of Port police, Col. Mohamed Ali Hashi who
spoke to Radio Garowe said that the coastal community in Alula assisted the police
in intercepting this boat carrying explosives in the form of TNT, rockets, guns
and other weapons that were headed to Alula.
“The men who were carrying the weapons were apprehended in
the speed boat, we found TNT powder around 50 kilograms, wires, rockets and guns in the boat.
Thanks to the help of the Alula community we were able to capture these
weapons,” said Col. Mohamed.
According to Col. Mohamed, one Yemeni man who was on the
speed boat was apprehended by police and one Somali man who was working with the
Yemeni escaped capture.
Although police have not confirmed the Yemeni man is an Al
Qaida agent, police officials who spoke to Radio Garowe said there are speculations
of him being an agent but that the investigation is still ongoing.
Col. Mohamed expressed confidence in finding the other
Somali man who evaded arrest.