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Serbian Police Arrest Suspected Arms Traffickers, Find Big Weapons Cache

Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic (file photo)

Serbian police have arrested 10 people suspected of arms trafficking and confiscated a large quantity of weapons in the country's north.

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said on November 16 that the raids took place around the towns of Apatin and Sombor.

The cache included 30 kilograms of explosives, dozens of detonators, more than 100 hand grenades, 12 antitank grenades, two rocket launchers, automatic and semiautomatic guns, and ammunition, Stefanovic said.

He added that an investigation is taking place to determine whether the weapons were to be sold, and, if so, where.

Arms smuggling has flourished in the Balkans following the wars of the 1990s when many weapons were left behind.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and B92