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No firearms black market in Luxembourg

15.10.2012 From our online archive
After several heavy firearms were seized in Metz by French police, Interior Minister Jean-Marie Halsdorf said that there was no evidence of a black market for weapons in Luxembourg.

(CS) After several heavy firearms were seized in Metz by French police, Interior Minister Jean-Marie Halsdorf said that there was no evidence of a black market for weapons in Luxembourg.

Following a parliamentary question by Xavier Bettel, Halsdorf confirmed that police in France had seized six AK-47 assault rifles, also known as Kalashnikovs, in mid-September at a motorway service area close to Metz.

The driver of the vehicle in which the weapons were found had indicated that he was transporting the rifles from France to Switzerland.

However, despite this find close to the Luxembourg border, the minister said that the police had not been able to find evidence of a black market for this kind of weapon in the Grand Duchy.

Halsdorf highlighted that the Luxembourg police force was in regular contact with its colleagues in the Greater Region.