Customs stopped a car full of weapons, heading for Sweden.
Three people were standing trial today for particularly serious weapons offenses.
The case concerns large quantities of hand grenades and automatic weapons from the former Yugoslavia, tried smuggled into Sweden and sold to criminals.
The suspect, a 32-year-old, had according to the indictment from September 2014, ordered a group of men in the former Yugoslavia to join him to smuggle weapons into Sweden.
The car that was used, included 59 hand grenades and five automatic rifles with ammunition and magazines.
The delivery, however, got stuck in customs already in Slovenia, where the weapons were found hidden in various areas inside the car.
According to prosecutors at the International Prosecution Office in Stockholm, the weapons offense is particularly serious as it should be seen "as part of an operation that has taken place systematically, with the intention of obtaining benefit, and extensively."
The smuggling has also been "intended to take place for a criminal environment, where there is particular reason to assume that the objects would be used by criminals".
Furthermore, according to the indictment, "the weapons and grenades were hidden in vehicles in public places" and "were of a particularly dangerous nature".
The man's suspected associates in Sweden, a 25-year 'Swede' and a 17-year-old who is a citizen of Turkey and Finland, are prosecuted for aggravated weapons offenses, for having handled and distributed automatic weapons. The 25-year-old is also at the same time prosecuted for serious drug offenses.
How many weapons and grenades they managed to smuggle systematically into Sweden before they were caught is unclear, which should be seriously worrisome to Swedes.
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