The Saudi-led coalition has seized a ship with large deal of smuggled arms onboard in the Yemeni southeastern governorate of Hadhramout, firsthand sources said late on Sunday.
The Arab coalition navy intercepted a merchantman carrying smuggled weapons off al-Shaher coats, east Mukalla the provincial capital of Hadhramout, the RT quoted the sources as saying.
The arms cargo was kept in custody at al-Shaher fishing port, amid strict measures by security forces and Hadhrami elite, the sources added.
The vessel's seizure coincided with tightened security and intense aircraft hovering over al-Shaher, according to the sources.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition in Yemen since 26 March 2015, in support of forces loyal to President Hadi to retake areas controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi group.