Police say ETA gang behind robbery of 200 pistols
24 October 2006, NIMES — Three members of ETA stole between 150 and 200 pistols from an arms company in France, said police on Tuesday.
24 October 2006
NIMES — Three members of ETA stole between 150 and 200 pistols from an arms company in France, said police on Tuesday.
Two men and a woman handcuffed the workers while the raid went on.
The three members of the Basque terrorist group were armed and masked as they raided the gun factory in Vauvert near Nimes, in southern France.
They made off with between 150 and 200 pistols according to sources contacted by Vasco Press news agency.
The guns were said to be of various calibre and brands.
Police said they think it was a raid carried out by ETA.
They said their hypothesis was supported by the fact the raiders used a pair of handcuffs stolen from French gendarmerie two weeks before ETA declared a 'permanent ceasefire' in March.
That raid took place in Figeac, near Lot in France.
The raid comes on the same day the European parliament debates the Basque peace process.
In April, the French daily Le Figaro published a report claimed ETA were carrying with its terrorist activities in France despite the ceasefire.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news