Greece says Libyan embassy hands over arms cache

Feb 21, 2012, 1:05 PM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek police say Libyan embassy officials in Athens have handed over a large weapons and explosives cache, following instructions from the Libyan government.

A police statement says the cache included 30 handguns, two submachineguns, 15 kilograms of plastic explosives, detonators, two hand grenades and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition for various types of firearms.

Tuesday’s statement said the handover “followed instructions from the Government of Libya to its embassy in Athens.”

Greece’s anti-terrorist squad took delivery of the weaponry Monday, and is investigating whether the firearms have been used in illegal acts.

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