Spanish police bust gang supplying weapons to terrorists
When a gunman killed four people at a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014, police in Spain launched an effort to reduce the number of illegal firearms circulating in Europe.Who knew that terrorists do not obey laws restricting ownership of weapons? That is a significant stockpile of weapons. Authorities need to trace their origins and how they came to be in possession of the gang.
What they found was a arsenal large enough to supply an army — and all ready to be sold to terrorist groups and gangs.
Spanish police announced Tuesday they had recovered around 10,000 assault rifles, pistols, machine guns, and revolvers, as well as 400 shells and grenades, in raids in the north of the country.
They also arrested five suspects and recovered around $90,000.
The raids, in Girona, Biscay and Cantabria, targeted a gang trafficking firearms on the black market that were destined to be sold to terror groups and gangs in Spain, France and Belgium.