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Heavily-armed Britons arrested near Greece-Turkey border

Published 14/02/2016

The suspects were said to be carrying more than a dozen guns and over 20,000 bullets
The suspects were said to be carrying more than a dozen guns and over 20,000 bullets

Greek authorities have arrested two heavily-armed British men near the country's border with Turkey.

A senior security source said the suspects were Iraqi-born British subjects in their 20s.

The two, driving a trailer, were arrested on Saturday night by coastguard officers near the port of the north-eastern Greek city of Alexandroupolis.

They were carrying more than a dozen guns and well over 20,000 bullets, the security official said. They are not on any terrorist or criminal database.

Police counter-terrorism officers and National Intelligence Agency staff were heading to Alexandroupolis.

A coastguard spokesman confirmed the arrests but would not provide further information.

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