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Fisherman reels in semiautomatic catch

A fisherman caught more than he bargained for in Ioannina, northern Greece, yesterday when he reeled in a bagful of ammunition also containing a semiautomatic gun, police said. The man, described by police as being a foreign national who was enjoying his hobby on the lake, was bringing in his line when he realized he had hooked onto something heavy. When he reeled in the item he discovered that he had hooked a bag that contained a semiautomatic gun, whose brand and origin is not known, according to police. The bag also contained a cartridge belt with 48 bullets and a gun clip with six bullets, police added. The fisherman handed in his haul to police, who have sent the finds to a forensic laboratory for checks.