Poland’s Police Central Investigation Bureau (CBSP) has seized 48 firearms, 30,000 rounds of ammunition and a number of other grenades in an operation carried out in three provinces.
The firearms included 12 pistols, 16 rifles and shotguns and 20 submachine weapons.
“Moreover, the police have secured 30,000 rounds of ammunition of assorted calibres, hand grenades, anti-tank grenades, a 122mm mortar shell, detonators and instruments for manufacturing ammunition,” CBSP spokeswoman Iwona Jurkiewicz informed PAP.
The operation was carried out within the japanese Lubelskie, south-eastern Swietokrzyskie and southern Slaskie provinces, Jurkiewicz stated.
Eight folks have been detained in reference to the case and face prices of organised crime, buying and selling in illicit weapons and ammunition, and possession of weapons with out the required permits, which collectively carry a most sentence of as much as 10 years in jail.
In line with prosecutors, the newest seizure is an element of a bigger collection of operations.
“A complete of 156 completely different firearms, over 60,000 rounds of ammunition in addition to grenades, explosives, instruments for manufacturing or modifying firearms and ammunition and gunpowder have been seized as a part of the investigation to date,” the Nationwide Prosecutor’s Workplace stated.