Saturday, November 27

Eure. An arsenal and neo-Nazi objects discovered during a customs operation

A veritable arsenal of war and neo-Nazi propaganda were discovered last weekend in the Eure, during a search carried out by the customs services.

The search took place in Mesnil-en-Ouche, in the Normandy countryside, after the arrest of two 25-year-old men who had refused a customs check. The two men, one of whom is a corporal in the 35th Infantry Regiment of Belfort (Territoire-de-Belfort), crashed into the customs car before being caught immediately after.

130 weapons and 200 kg of ammunition

“They had weapons in their vehicle,” Evreux prosecutor Dominique Puechmaille told AFP, confirming World. But “it is especially the searches carried out then which were interesting: there was an arsenal, a lot of ammunition and objects with swastikas”, added the prosecutor. The weapons were found in “a cache in a hangar belonging to the grandfather of one of the two individuals”, according to Dominique Puechmaille.

The magistrate did not specify the number of weapons seized. From a source close to the investigation, customs officers got their hands on 130 weapons, including AR-15 and AK-47 assault rifles, submachine guns, handguns, shotguns with sawn-off barrels and stock. , 200 kg of various ammunition, grenades, five 20 mm cartridges for aircraft machine guns.

Two men in custody

Some weapons were held legally, others illegally. In addition, elements of propaganda linked to the extreme right (badges, posters, neo-Nazi documentation) were also discovered.

The two men are still in custody as part of a flagrant investigation into offenses related to the legislation on the possession of weapons, according to the prosecution. They were followed by the intelligence services for their membership of the far-right movement, according to a police source, which specifies that no plan of attack has been discovered.

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