New weapons cache uncovered outside Paris
ÉVRY, France: French investigators announced Friday the discovery of a weapons cache in a Paris suburb, including grenade launchers, a rocket launcher, bulletproof vests, guns and ammunition.
The arsenal was discovered early Friday in Evry, in an unlocked private parking garage inside a shopping centre near a commuter rail station, a source at the public prosecutor´s office said.
“Nothing in this discovery leads us to believe there is a link to terrorism,” the source added.
Last year´s terrorist attacks in Paris, in which 130 people were killed, were carried out with weapons manufactured in Serbia.
France and Serbia last month launched a joint effort to crack down on arms smuggling from the Balkans region, which is still awash in weapons from its wars in the 1990s.
The prosecutors´ office described the seized items as: one rocket launcher, bulletproof vests, Mauser (pistols), Kalashnikov cartridges and two grenade launchers”.
An inquiry has been opened involving the judicial police as well as a special interregional unit focussed on organised crime.