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10 Somali pirates sentenced to life in Abu Dhabi jail

In Monday's sentencing, the court said it will also confiscate arms and other weapons used in the hijacking operation

  • WAM
  • Published: 13:09 May 22, 2012
  • Gulf News

Abu Dhabi:  Ten Somali pirates responsible for hijacking the MV Arrilah will serve life in jail, the Abu Dhabi Federal Criminal Court of First Instance ruled.

In Tuesday's sentencing, the court said it will also confiscate arms and other weapons used in the hijacking operation. 

The ship, returning from Australia to Dubai, was hijacked by the pirates on April 1, 2011, in the Arabian sea.

A special operations unit, in coordination with US fleets, managed to recapture the ship the following day.

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