Two fighter jets found on North Korean ship in Panama

Two MiG-21 fighter jets have been found on a North Korean ship stopped in Panama.

The Chong Chon Gang had left Cuba en route to North Korea when it was stopped by authorities in Panama. Cuba previously claimed the shipment of sugar was a donation for the people of North Korea, however underneath the thousands of sacks authorities discovered military equipment.

Bags labelled "Cuban Raw Sugar" are seen inside the Chong Chon Gang. Credit: Reuters

Alongside the two supersonic planes, originally produced by the Soviet Union in the late 1950s, officials found two missile radar systems on board.

After arms were found Cuba said they were 'obsolete' and being sent to the Asian country for repair.