Gangland submachine gun maker jailed
TT/Stuart Roberts · 11 Dec 2009, 10:48
Published: 11 Dec 2009 10:48 GMT+01:00
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The man constructed machine guns in his own time in a halfway house in Bohuslän, on Sweden’s west coast. He transported the automatic weapons in cartons to a house in the area of Vågmästareplatsen, on the island of Hisingen in Gothenburg, where they were received by a 29-year-old man.
The man claimed that five weapons that he had built were replicas that would not work. But police technical analysis showed that the guns were fully functioning, according to the newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.
In the hallway of the man’s home among a collection of slippers, police found no fewer than 27 box parts or boxes, 26 weapons or weapons parts, and six pipe parts or pipes.
The prosecutor, Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas, called the workroom “a pure weapons factory”.
“Moreover, it is extremely nasty, when you think about which actors are involved,” she added.
The 29-year-old man who allegedly ordered the weapons received one year’s jail.