Report: Suspects in weapons bust are assassination targets

Nieuwegein armed invasion suspects
Persons of interest related to a heavy weapons seizure on July 15, 2015, in Nieuwegein and Maurik (photo: politie)Persons of interest related to a heavy weapons seizure on July 15, 2015, in Nieuwegein and Maurik (photo: politie)

The photos of five persons of interest possibly connected to a large weapons seizure over the summer may also be targets of an assassination plot, the Telegraaf reported on Thursday based on information from an anonymous source. Investigators discovered 60 handguns of various type, 36 automatic weapons, a sizable amount of ammunition and nine hand grenades at a warehouse in Nieuwegein this past July, police retold on their weekly television broadcast regarding ongoing criminal investigations.

Authorities would not go on record confiriming that the men were murder targets, the newspaper stated.

Along with the weapons bust, police also raided two garages in Maurik, where they seized an Audi S5 and Audi RS6. Eight people were already arrested in connection with the investigation.

Officers believe that with an arsenal of this size, these men could have been part of a plot to commit one or more serious offences.

 

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