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Libyan Greece embassy hands over arms

2012-02-21 21:02

Athens - Greek police say Libyan embassy officials in Athens have handed over a large weapons and explosives cache, following instructions from the Libyan government.

A police statement says the cache included 30 handguns, two sub-machine guns, 15kg of plastic explosives, detonators, two hand grenades and more than 1 200 rounds of ammunition for various types of firearms.

Tuesday's statement said the handover "followed instructions from the Government of Libya to its embassy in Athens".

Greece's anti-terrorist squad took delivery of the weaponry on Monday, and is investigating whether the firearms have been used in illegal acts.