FOUR men have been arrested by the National Police as part of an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of firearms with €35,000 seized.
Earlier this year, officers confiscated more than 10,000 illegal weapons and arrested a large number of people connected with their sale but were certain that other criminals were involved.
Officers learned that two individuals based in Catalonia were offering jewellery and toys for sale but realised that this was a ‘front’ for the sale of illegal weapons which were supplied through the post to criminals in Spain, Belgium and France.
One of these men was discovered to have made more than 170 shipments of parcels assumed to have contained weapons over a period of two years and when his property was raided, officers discovered a workshop used for recommissioning guns.
In addition, his residence was found to contain working firearms, guns waiting to be made usable and more than 1,000 cartridges of different calibres.
The other two individuals were arrested in Motril where a single gun was found and Moron de la Frontera where €35,000 in cash was seized together with large numbers of cartridges.