Sunday 11 December 2016

Three Britons held in custody in Greece after arms seized

Published 19/02/2016 | 17:16

The three men were ordered to remain in custody by a magistrate in the north-eastern city of Alexandroupolis
The three men were ordered to remain in custody by a magistrate in the north-eastern city of Alexandroupolis

Three British nationals have been held in custody pending trial on weapons possession charges after being arrested last weekend near Greece's border with Turkey.

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Court officials said the three men, who identified themselves as being of Kurdish origin, were ordered to remain in custody by a magistrate in the north-eastern city of Alexandroupolis.

The three were arrested in two separate police inspections at the border on Sunday, when police found rifles, gun scopes and bullets in two trailers.

A lawyer representing the British defendants said they had been paid to drive the trailers to Turkey but had been unaware of the arms.

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