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Swiss police weapons possibly sold on Darknet

National News // June 14, 2018

Federal prosecutors have confirmed they’re investigating how a large number of weapons which were supposed to be for the cantonal police in Schwyz ended up being sold on the Darknet.

pixabay Swiss police weapons possibly sold on Darknet

A man responsible for buying weapons for the force was arrested.

His home was searched by investigators back in February – the haul of guns is said to be ‘gigantic’. There were too many to be transported by two cars, say the authorities.

It’s thought the man was working with a dealer in Germany to sell the guns. Investigators say there’s a link between the German dealer and the guns used at a shooting in 2016 in Munich where 10 people died, including the gunman.

The suspect is currently free on bail.


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