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Italian police seize hundreds of rifles bound for Belgium

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By Euronews
Italian police seize hundreds of rifles bound for Belgium

<p>Italian border police have confiscated almost eight hundred shotguns from a Dutch truck, which was travelling from Turkey to Belgium.</p> <p>The vehicle was stopped and searched in the northern port of Trieste.</p> <p>A check of the goods transported revealed that boxes contained 781 “Winchester <span class="caps">SXP</span>” model rifles. </p> <p>Police said that given the particular nature of the items, all the goods were confiscated. </p> <p>A further investigation revealed regular customs documentation, but a lack of authorisation required for the transport of large calibre weapons.</p>