With Kalashnikov in his luggage: Swede in Berlin accused of smuggling weapons in a long-distance bus - Berlin - Tagesspiegel

With Kalashnikov in his luggage: Swede in Berlin accused of smuggling weapons in a long-distance bus - Berlin - Tagesspiegel

In May, he was placed on a coach with heavy weapons in his luggage. Now the man from Sweden has been charged in Berlin. It is about a violation of the War Weapons Control Act, spokesman for the prosecutor, Martin Steltner, said in a video published on Tuesday on the Internet.

The man came from Serbia by bus and wanted to go to Sweden. During an inspection on the motorway, customs discovered two fully automatic Kalashnikov assault rifles on him on May 18, a so-called pump gun and a pistol.

He was arrested but released a little later due to a breakdown. At first it was only a mistake to violate the milder weapon law. Therefore, there was no warrant. The man continued to Sweden, was arrested there and then extradited. The 24-year-old is now in custody in Berlin.

Why the suspect wanted to smuggle the weapons into Sweden is not known. From the states of the former Yugoslavia, rifles and pistols from the stocks of the various armies are repeatedly sold to other countries in Europe. (AP)