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Italian police seize hundreds of rifles bound for Belgium

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Italian border police have confiscated almost eight hundred shotguns from a Dutch truck, which was travelling from Turkey to Belgium.

The vehicle was stopped and searched in the northern port of Trieste.

A check of the goods transported revealed that boxes contained 781 “Winchester SXP” model rifles.

Police said that given the particular nature of the items, all the goods were confiscated.

A further investigation revealed regular customs documentation, but a lack of authorisation required for the transport of large calibre weapons.