Monday, 27 August 2018

Thieves replace Paraguay police rifles from police armoury with toy replicas



Thieves in Paraguay have stolen 42 powerful rifles from the police armoury.

 
During an inspection, officers found that the FN FAL battle rifles had been replaced with wooden and plastic replicas.


The inspection had been ordered after the rifles started appearing a year ago on the black market, where they can fetch up to $10,000 (£7,785).


The rifles had been put into storage but were still in working order.


Some of them are thought to have ended up in Argentina while others are believed to have been smuggled to Brazil.




BBC          News.