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Man arrested for illegal weapons trade and production

Update: February, 03/2015 - 14:45
Some weapons found at Nguyen Van Tam's house during a surpirse raid conducted by police in the northern province of Quang Ninh. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Police in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh have arrested a local man in Uong Bi City's Bac Son Ward for illegally storing, trading, and producing weapons.

Nguyen Van Tam, 60, is in custody for further questioning.

On January 30, the provincial Police Department for Investigation of Social Order Crimes conducted a surprise raid on the suspect's house and found weapons, including three shotguns, four self-made guns, 277 bullets in different calibres, and 1.3kg of gunpowder, as well as other gun parts.

Equipment, such as welding and cutting machines, to create weapons was also found at the scene. All of the items uncovered in the search were seized.

Initially, Tam admitted that he had stored and produced guns and its parts to sell for a profit. Police later found two more guns and some other gun parts.

The case is still under investigation. — VNS

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