Firearms discovered during domestic abuse case

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UNEXPECTED: Found during abuse investigation

A GUARDIA CIVIL callout for domestic abuse also uncovered an arms cache.

Officers were sent to Pechina after receiving a phone call, alerting them of possible domestic violence.

When they arrived at the Pechina address they found a woman with a face wound, presumably inflicted by her 65-year-old partner, and another couple trying to mediate in the discussion.

After managing to pacify all four, the Guardia Civil officers noticed four rifles and ammunition in the porch. They were thrown there by the wounded woman during the argument with her partner, she said.

After searching the house the officers found another rifle and a box containing several handguns and bladed weapons. There were five rifles, 14 handguns, eight knives and 37 cartridges, which the presumed aggressor said belonged to his late father. He admitted having no paperwork to prove this or a firearms permit. Subsequent investigations revealed that two of the handguns were stolen in Germany.

He was arrested and charged with domestic abuse and illicit possession of firearms. In the meantime the case remains open while Guardia Civil investigators trace the origin of the other weapons.

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