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British man is among three arrested as police raid criminal group

British man is among three arrested in Spain as police ‘smash gang of Hitler-obsessed gun runners smuggling submachineguns for drug dealers from warehouse packed with Nazi paraphernalia’

  • The raids took place in the province of Malaga located in Andalusia 
  • One of the suspects is reported to be British while the other two are German 
  • Video shows the moment Civil Guard agents enter the different homes

This is the moment authorities dismantle a criminal group that supplied guns to drug-traffickers in southern Spain which was led by a Brit and two Germans – one of whom had a ‘museum’ of Nazi objects.

The raids took place in the province of Malaga located in the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia, according to a report by the Spanish Civil Guard on December 29.

Authorities raided the homes of three men who have been arrested under charges of belonging to a criminal group, trafficking and storing arms, trafficking munitions, trafficking drugs and falsifying documents.

One of the unnamed suspects is reported to be British while the other two are German.

This is the moment authorities dismantle a criminal group that supplied guns to drug-traffickers in southern Spain

The raids took place in the province of Malaga located in the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia, according to a report by the Spanish Civil Guard on December 29

The video shows the moment Civil Guard agents enter the different homes and discover weapons of varying calibres with munitions stored away in different parts of the residences

The video shows the moment Civil Guard agents enter the different homes and discover weapons of varying calibres with munitions stored away in different parts of the residences.

At one point, cops uncover an impressive arsenal of guns and an unsettling display of Nazi memorabilia which included countless medals, helmets, guns and other decorative objects.

The video ends showing a large number of weapons seized in the operation and the moment agents discharge an explosive device under safe conditions.

Authorities raided the homes of three men who have been arrested under charges of belonging to a criminal group, trafficking and storing arms, trafficking munitions, trafficking drugs and falsifying documents

The video ends showing a large number of weapons seized in the operation and the moment agents discharge an explosive device under safe conditions

Police found an arsenal of 160 firearms which included 22 assault rifles and eight automatic weapons accompanied with 9,967 rounds of different calibres, eight silencers, 273 magazines and a grenade with 1.5 kilos ( 3.3 pounds) of military-grade explosive.

According to the police report, the Civil Guard started their operation dubbed ‘Nongreta’ sometime ‘last year’ after registering a growing number of violent crimes related to the stealing of drug merchandise and the subsequent score-settling between crime groups in Andalusia.

The two areas that were being affected were the coastal strip of Costa del Sol and the county of Campo de Gibraltar.

Investigators eventually focused their attention on a German man posing as a retiree living in Malaga, however, with help from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Germany, Spanish police were able to confirm he was wanted in Germany.

German police had a warrant for his arrest over an arsenal found in the city of Hannover.

Cops found the group had been operating for three years. They obtained military weapons from countries in Eastern Europe before the German suspect used machinery to tamper them before selling them to drug-trafficking groups.

The suspect was also the owner of a sort of ‘museum’ containing Nazi paraphernalia which was found in his home and in the warehouse 

The British suspect is the person to have brokered the deals with the drug trafficking groups which operated in the southern Spanish beaches.

Police found he went through extreme measures to avoid detection by using fake passports and hiding weapons inside luxury vehicles.

The other German suspect was in charge of storing the weapons. Police found he kept the guns stored in a warehouse he rented where they were kept packaged and ready for their distribution.

The suspect was also the owner of a sort of ‘museum’ containing Nazi paraphernalia which was found in his home and in the warehouse. He is reported to be a neo-Nazi affiliated with Nazi movements and extreme-right groups.

The suspects were placed under the custody of Information Headquarters from the Spanish Civil Guard, however, their current legal status is unclear.

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