Eight tons of weapons, were seized in Annecy

Eight tons of weapons, were seized in Annecy

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December 16, 2020 0

Eight tons of weapons, were seized in Annecy

Arrested on December 4 in Annecy, a man in his twenties had been selling functional weapons of different calibers for several weeks.

Eight tons of weapons, mostly from the Second World War, were seized in Annecy, we learned Tuesday from the judicial police, confirming information from Dauphiné Libéré.

A ton of hunting ammunition and 300 kg of munitions of weapons of war were also discovered, Friday, during a search which followed the arrest, on December 4, of a man of about 20 years suspected of arms trafficking.

Known to the police for acts of violence and kidnapping, the young man had been selling functional weapons of different calibers for several weeks , the PJ said.

During his arrest with the help of the RAID, investigators also got hold of nine other weapons: three submachine guns, three automatic pistols and three revolvers.

“This represents thousands of weapons”
The suspect was staying with a couple who “knew of the traffic but did not take part in it,” Commissioner Guillaume Fauconnier told AFP.

Placed in custody, the man first “minimized” the facts before leading investigators to an industrial area in a district in the south of the city, housing a huge stockpile of weapons.

These were stored dismantled in garages adjoining a squatted house, owned by a former gunsmith passionate about World War II and currently hospitalized.

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