Greek authorities say a coast guard special unit raid has found a shipment of weapons on board a foreign-flagged cargo ship sailing near the southern island of Crete.

The coast guard said Tuesday the ship is being taken to a port for a further search and investigation into the shipment. It would not immediately release any further information on the type or amount of weapons on board, where the ship was sailing to or from, the identity of the ship or the crew.

Authorities said further information would be released later in the day.