Two nabbed in Sarajevo for arms trafficking

Two men were arrested in Sarajevo on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in illegal arms dealing, the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) said, adding that the arrests were the result of a police investigation following allegations by an Italian reporter, Luigi Pelazza, that it was easy to obtain illegal weapons in Bosnia.

The investigation was conducted in cooperation with Bosnia's border police at the request of the state court, and the two men were apprehended after the police searched a building and found evidence.

In a story headlined "Where is Islamic State buying its weapons to attack Europe," aired on Italia Uno TV, free-lancer Pelazza filmed a scene showing how he bought an old rifle in Bosnia and Herzegovina and tried out various other weapons. He claimed that it was possible to buy cheap weapons without any problems in Bosnia and Herzegovina and that it was easy to transport it to any of the European Union countries.

Last update: Wed, 05/10/2016 - 20:35

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