Online ammunition sales site dismantled

GUARDIA Civil dismantled Spain’s largest online ammunition sales site in Zaragoza

Four people were arrested when Guardia Civil dismantled the largest online site selling weapons ammunition in Spain.

Among the detainees was a 60-year-old man who in the past five years had sold more than 36,000 cartridges of different calibres on sales Apps and in forums for weapons aficionados.

He had a criminal record and had been selling to people who illegally possessed firearms and could not buy ammunition elsewhere.

According to the Guardia Civil, the investigation began in 2018 when one of the detainees was found to have sold part of the weapons seized in a police operation in Asturias.

The bullets were made in an illegal workshop where 18,000 cartridges, 100 kilos of projectiles and other items, including gunpowder were seized, as well as machines and tools used for manufacturing them.

Illegal firearms, wrapped in plastic ready for sale, were also seized, along with grenades and weapon pieces.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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