Swedish police find cache of assault weapons and link findings to far-left group with ‘political motive’
In a container in Taberg Swedish police found several automatic weapons, police uniforms and wigs, Aftonbladet reports.
Police were alerted to check a broken container in the town and found several assault weapons. Several arrests have been made and the focus of the investigation is shifting from a robbery to a political motive as two persons are connected to a far-left extremist movement.
Of the four persons arrested one has connections to the movement and an arrest warrant was enforced for a man who has connections with the far-left group, too.
Consequently, Sweden’s Security Service (Säpo) has now been given a specific role in the investigation. Säpo’s press officer, Karl Melin, states that he is “aware of the matter”.
“We get information about everything that can affect our area of business, in one way or another. There is always an exchange of information between ourselves and the police,” he said.