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Russia: Freighter search found no suspicious cargo

Russia: Freighter search found no suspicious cargo

Russia's Foreign Ministry says an initial search of a freighter embroiled in a high-seas mystery did not uncover any suspicious cargo.
The ministry issued the statement hours after a report on Tuesday quoted Russia's top investigator as saying it was possible the Arctic Sea was carrying more than just timber when it left Finland last month with a Russian crew.
The Foreign Ministry says no suspicious cargo was found in a search conducted shortly after a Russian warship intercepted the freighter in the Atlantic near Cape Verde, but that a more thorough search is planned.
The ministry also says the ship captain's last week falsely claimed that the vessel was North Korean.