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Hunt for missing girl yields guns

Police searching for a missing 16-year-old girl in the Athens neighborhood of Dafni stumbled upon an arms cache and arrested a 44-year-old man they believe may be a weapons dealer.

Officers searched an apartment block in the area on suspicion that the teenager had been there with a 29-year-old convicted murderer and rapist who escaped recently from Grevena Prison.

They found traces that the fugitive and the 16-year-old had been in the building’s underground garage.

When police searched a second-floor apartment, they found an AK-47, four handguns, a hunting rifle, flare guns, bullets and bulletproof vests.

The 44-year-old owner of the apartment suggested he was a gun collector.

Authorities are checking the weapons to see if they have been used in any crimes. The search for the teenage girl and her alleged abductor continues.

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