The Guardia Civil breaks up illegal arms network

Seized firearm

THE Guardia Civil has dismantled a network of arms trafficking, seizing 99 firearms and more than 21,000 cartridges, one of the largest seizures of ammunition made in Spain.

The Taronja Operation was part of PICAF, a comprehensive plan for the control of small firearms, targeted at breaking up operations that redistribute weapons via the internet. 
Seven people were taken into custody in a number of locations throughout Spain.
Amongst the arms seized were weapons designed for warfare including 11 assault rifles and14 submachine guns as well as an enormous haul of small weapons and equipment used to recondition weaponry.

Links between the network and terrorism have not been ruled out.

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