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Greece arrests armed Britons near Turkey border

Published 14/02/2016

Greek anti-terror police have been sent to Alexandroupolis following the arrest of two armed Britons near the border with Turkey
Greek anti-terror police have been sent to Alexandroupolis following the arrest of two armed Britons near the border with Turkey

Two Britons suspected of carrying guns and ammunition have been arrested in Greece near its border with Turkey.

A senior Greek security source said the two Iraq-born British nationals, both in their 20s, were arrested on Saturday night by coastguard officers in the port city of Alexandroupolis.

They were said to be driving a trailer and carrying more than a dozen guns and 20,000 bullets, the official said.

Greek police counter-terrorism officers and National Intelligence Agency staff were dispatched to Alexandroupolis, in the north east of the country.

The Foreign Office said it was investigating the reports.

A spokesman said: "We are urgently looking into reports that two British nationals have been detained in Greece."

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