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Hania thieves steal guns from police club

Police on Crete were yesterday questioning members of the Hania police gun club after unidentified thieves managed to remove 25 firearms from the high-security site while the alarm system was out of order. The theft, which took place early on Tuesday, was carried out by «individuals with close links to the gun club,» a local officer told Kathimerini, adding that seven people were probably involved. The Hania police gun club has 590 members. Police ruled out any connection between the theft and the alleged crimes being investigated around Zoniana, where police were attacked during an attempted anti-drug raid last month. The arms taken were mostly 9-millimeter and 45-millimeter guns «which are easier to sell and fetch a better price on the black market,» the local officer said.