Two British terror suspects with ammo arrested at port

17th September 2013, Comments 1 comment

British police said Tuesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of involvement in terrorism overseas and seized ammunition after they arrived at the port of Dover from France.

The men aged 29 and 22, both British citizens, were held on Monday morning at the port in southern England and remain in custody at a London police station, the Metropolitan Police said.

The pair arrived at Dover from the northern French port of Calais.

They were held "on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism", the force said in a statement, adding that "the arrests relate to suspected terrorism overseas".

"A quantity of ammunition has been seized," it said.

Police carried out searches on an address in east London and on two cars.

A police spokesman, when contacted by AFP, declined to give further details about where the men were accused of being involved in terrorism.

© 2013 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Steve Costello posted:

    on 19th September 2013, 11:51:08 - Reply

    Well done Brit cops! Having traveled across the channel four times recently and tired from long journeys, I complained when customs officers made me wake up my children so that he could get a better look at them on our way into The U.K. They are however clearly giving a valid and positive service to people on both sides of the water.