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Arms packages intercepted at Iraklio airport

Police at Iraklio airport on Crete on Friday intercepted two packages containing arms that a 50-year-old man had attempted to send to Thessaloniki and Corfu.

The contents of the packages were detected during a security scan. The packages contained two air guns, two flare launchers, a taser gun and 100 cartridges.

The 50-year-old suspect was detained for questioning while the would-be recipients of the two packages were being sought.

Last November, police intercepted a package containing 250 bullets at Iraklio airport.