Police uncover large weapons cache

Pistols, rifles, grenades and explosives were all found in cellar storage rooms by police as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal weapons trade

The police’s gang unit, Task Force East, raided a series of cellar storage rooms yesterday on Forbindelsesvej in Copenhagen, resulting in the confiscation of a large quantity of weapons and explosives.

Police discovered about 20 pistols, three machine guns, at least ten semi automatic and regular rifles, weapons parts, several functioning grenades, about two kilogrammes of TNT explosives, detonators, fuses, about 25 kilogrammes of gunpowder and large quantities of ammunition.

“The haul was so large that we have not yet had time to write up everything we confiscated in the raid,” police inspector Magnus Andresen from Task Force East, wrote in a press release.

The Army’s ammunition clearance unit, EOD, worked together with the police to investigate and clear the cellar storage rooms.

The arrest of a 50-year-old man, connected to the storage rooms but not previously known by police, also led to the discovery of more ammunition, rifles and weapons parts at his address.

The man is due in court this afternoon but the proceedings will be held behind closed doors in order to not jeopardise the ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of weapons to gang members during the gang war.

Two men aged 53 and 54 were arrested last November as a result of the investigation.

“We are very satisfied that our intensive investigation has borne fruit and that a large quantity of weapons and explosives have now been removed from the criminal environment,” Andresen said.





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