Five people arrested in connection with arms seized in Beni Khedache (Interior)
08/01/2020 16:08, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Five people were arrested in connection with the arms seized on January 4 on board a vehicle in Beni Khedache, Medenine Governorate, Interior Ministry spokesperson Khaled Hayouni said on Wednesday.

Initial investigations showed the 35 pump-action shotguns made in Turkey and smuggled from Libya were bound for Feriana, Kasserine, Hayouni told TAP.

The arms were seized as part of an investigation into a case of narcotics initiated by the Anti Narcotics Directorate under the Investigating Police.

Security forces seized 35 pump-action shotguns and large amounts of money in a pro-active operation in Medenine, in co-ordination with the various units of the investigation police, home security and public security.

Caretaker PM Youssef Chahed said as he visited the Directorate of the Investigating Police at El Gorjani on Tuesday the weapons seized were meant to be used for terror attacks on sensitive sites in Tunisia.

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