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French police discover ‘alarming’ neo-Nazi arms stash – Expat Information to France

French police found an arsenal of weapons together with machine weapons after arresting 4 males suspected of belonging to a neo-Nazi group within the jap Alsace area, officers mentioned Friday.

Some 200 officers detained the lads, aged 45 to 53, at their houses on Tuesday close to Mulhouse after intelligence providers decided the group’s members took half in a “Jew hunt” throughout a soccer match in Strasbourg, prosecutor Edwige Roux-Morizot instructed a press convention.

They found an “alarming” variety of weapons — 18 authorized and 23 unlawful — 167 magazines, 30 kilograms (66 kilos) of gunpowder and supplies for doubtlessly making explosives, she mentioned.

The bullet equal of “not less than 120,000 cartridges” was additionally discovered, Lieutenant Colonel Yann Wanson of the native police unit mentioned.

France has stepped up its surveillance of far-right extremists in step with a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in recent times, with President Emmanuel Macron visiting a vandalised Jewish cemetery in Alsace in December 2019.

To this point investigators haven’t decided if the lads have been planning an assault, however anti-Semitic and Holocaust-denial works have been discovered and pc tools is being analysed, Roux-Morizot mentioned.

Additionally they found tools for making bullets and over 25,000 euros ($26,800) in money.

The suspects have been charged with arms trafficking and resist 10 years in jail.



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