Belgium in Brief: 350 weapons seized, STIB called out and Area 51

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Over 350 different kinds of weapons were seized in the Mons and Charleroi regions on Tuesday morning. Credit: WorldSpectrum/ Pixabay.

More than 350 weapons were seized by police in a large operation in the regions of Mons and Charleroi on Tuesday morning.

The operation was aimed at dismantling an arms trafficking network run by a French gun-maker based in Belgium, reports La Libre.

Several different police districts, including the Federal Judicial Police of Mons, collaborated in the operation, which resulted in the discovery of many different kinds of weapons.

The federal prosecutor is expected to provide more information on the details of the operation on Friday.

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1. Over 350 weapons seized in Belgium on Tuesday

More than 350 weapons were seized by police in a large operation in the regions of Mons and Charleroi as part of an operation aimed at dismantling an arms trafficking network run by a French gun-maker based in Belgium.

 

Evie McCullough
The Brussels Times

 

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