800 rifles seized in Trieste (2)

Heading from Turkey to Germany, Netherlands, Belgium

(ANSA) - Trieste, November 26 - Italian police on Thursday seized some 800 pump-action rifles heading from Turkey to Germany, Netherlands and Belgium at the northeastern port of Trieste.
    The weapons were being transported, without authorisation, in a Dutch truck driven by a Turkish national, police said.
    The load comprised 781 Winchester SXP models and 66 Winchester SXP rifles.
    The Turkish maker of the weapons was cited for breaching national security regulations.
    Controls at Italian ports have been stepped up in the wake of the November 13 Paris terror attacks.