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Police seize gang's weapons

POLICE in Bratislava have seized an enormous arsenal of weapons meant for use by an organized crime syndicate, Police Vice-President Jaroslav Spišiak told reporters January 24.

The special police organized crime unit also captured and charged the head of the criminal gang, the TASR news agency reported.

During the swoop, police discovered three armouries where, among other items, 16 sub-machine guns, 14 pistols, 11 guns, more than 10,000 cartridges, plastic explosives, silencers and replaceable gun barrels were found.

Several of the weapons had been customized.

According to preliminary findings, the arsenal was for use in organized crime operations.

The weapons have already been handed over for expert analysis and police are trying to determine whether any of them have been used in previous serious crimes.

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