Report: US-bound missiles discovered on Lebanon-Serbia flight

Published March 14th, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
AGM-114 Hellfire missiles are seen at Balad Air Base in Iraq. (Wikimedia)
AGM-114 Hellfire missiles are seen at Balad Air Base in Iraq. (Wikimedia)

Serbian authorities said they are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for the US containing two missiles was discovered on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia, The Associated Press reported on Sunday.

Serbian N1 television channel said the package - with two guided armor-piercing missiles with explosive warheads - was found Saturday by a sniffer dog when the Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed in Belgrade.

According to Serbian media reports, documents in the cargo package listed the final destination for the AGM-114 Hellfire missiles as Portland, Oregon. The American-made missiles can be fired from air, sea, or ground platforms.

Air Serbia is assisting in the investigation, saying "security and safety are the main priorities for Air Serbia."


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