New search for Gang of Nivelles' riot guns

19th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

19 September 2006, BRUSSELS — Belgian police are questioning a man in Spain who might be in possession of two riot guns from the infamous Gang of Nivelles.

19 September 2006

BRUSSELS — Belgian police are questioning a man in Spain who might be in possession of two riot guns from the infamous Gang of Nivelles.

The gang was renowned in the 1980s for using riot guns and while police have recovered a lot of firearms the gang used, the riot guns have never been found.

The Charleroi public prosecution office has confirmed that Belgian police have found a clue to the whereabouts of the riot guns in Cartagena in southern Spain.

Police were given a tip by a witness who had previously issued statements, news agency Belga reported on Tuesday.

Belgian officers have travelled to Spain to question a man about the guns.

The Gang of Nivelles committed a series of violent robberies in Belgium in the 1980s and is blamed for 28 deaths.

Its violent attacks in large shopping stores were an apparent attempt to destabilise the Belgian state

The gang has never been arrested or officially identified and investigations continue.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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