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Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figures

Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile and automatic weapon stash in raids on far-Right figuresItalian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathisers, they said on Monday. Elite police forces searched properties across northern Italy following an investigation into Italians who had fought alongside Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine, a police statement said. Three men were arrested, including a customs officer who has previously stood for parliament for an extreme right party. During their raids, police discovered a French-made Matra air-to-air missile that appeared to have once belonged to the Qatar armed forces. Subsequent checks showed the weapon was in working condition but lacked an explosive charge. A big cache of guns and ammunition was seized by the Turin special police force Credit: FRANCESCO AMMENDOLA,HO/AFP/Getty Images Police said the suspects had tried to sell the missile in conversations with contacts on the WhatsApp messaging network. Among other weapons uncovered were 26 guns, 20 bayonets, 306 gun parts, including silencers and rifle scopes, and more than 800 bullets of various calibres. The arms were primarily from Austria, Germany and the United States. Police also seized Nazi memorabilia from the properties. "The police investigation … came into being because of the activities of some Italian fighters with extremist backgrounds who had taken part in the armed conflict in the Ukrainian region of Donbass," the police statement said. More than 10,000 people have been killed since 2014 in fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine.



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Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $17 Billion

Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $  17 BillionIn 1708, the San José— a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds — sank during a fierce battle against the British in the Caribbean Sea. Now, after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 310 years, the San José’s shipwreck has finally been officially identified, thanks to an analysis of the distinctive bronze cannons that sank with the ship.



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Houston Police Arrest 'Drunk' Man With Stash Of Weapons In Hotel Room

Houston Police Arrest 'Drunk' Man With Stash Of Weapons In Hotel RoomHouston police arrested an intoxicated man with a cache of weapons in his hotel room early Sunday, according to local media reports.



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Gigantic Stash of Nazi Memorabilia Found in Argentina

Gigantic Stash of Nazi Memorabilia Found in ArgentinaIt didn't just get there by itself.



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Nigeria seizes $43 million cash stash in Lagos house

Nigeria seizes $  43 million cash stash in Lagos houseNigeria’s anti-graft agency seized over $ 43 million in cash during a raid on a Lagos apartment in what it hailed as a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari’s war on corruption following a string of setbacks. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement issued late Wednesday it discovered the “humongous” amount of money in an apartment in Ikoyi, an upscale district of Lagos. “She comes looking haggard, with dirty clothes, but her skin didn’t quite match her appearance, perhaps a disguise,” said the anonymous source quoted in the EFCC statement.



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Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stashPolice have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The Guardia Civil police force discovered seven drums of explosives in a rural area near the town of Irun on the border with France, the ministry said in a statement. “The deposit has not seen recent activity and it is thought that it was used by the terrorist group to supply material to an ETA command unit in the Irun area,” the statement said.



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