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Gun store owner arrested for 4 tons of illegal fireworks

'Could have blown up entire building' say Turin police

31 December, 16:46
Gun store owner arrested for 4 tons of illegal fireworks (ANSA) - Turin, December 31 - The owner of a historic gun store in Turin was arrested Tuesday for illegal possession of four tonnes of fireworks and numerous short firearms, as well as 80,000 bullets and 23 kilograms of gunpowder. Police said Fabrizio Majerna, 53, could have blown up the entire building with one false move. The store is close to the Porta Susa train station as well as to a local underground store. Police have been sweeping the entire country for illegal fireworks possession ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations.

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