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Two online arms dealers arrested in Slovenia

(B2) A 39-year-old seller and his 33-year-old accomplice were arrested last week in Ljubljana by the Slovenian national police for selling weapons and explosives illegally on the internet, Europol has just announced in a press release sent to B2. A 'gA large quantity of weapons discovered during house searches were also seized, including automatic and semi-automatic rifles, hand grenades and ammunition ». The guns sold were then shipped by post to buyers located in the European Union (France, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom) or the European Economic Area (Norway). The two men were selling also ammunition for these weapons ». All these deals “were paid in Bitcoin ". The European agency specifies that it is “ intelligence analysis provided by the Europol Firearms Focal Point which enabled the Slovenian National Police to identify the suspects ". Proof that the web is not as anonymous as that... and that with a little organization the European police can arrest certain criminals


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).