Sunday, June 10, 2007

Polish police arrest 23 suspected mafiosi for illegal arms trading

Polish police have arrested 23 suspected members of an international crime ring for illegal weapons smuggling in central and southern Poland, a spokeswoman for the Justice Ministry said Sunday.The people arrested during the night were suspected of working with the Italian mafia, the spokeswoman said.

Officers from the Central Investigation Bureau (CBS), which is responsible for fighting organized crime in Poland, led the investigation against the group.

The men are accused of illegal weapons trading and other crimes.

Weapons and explosives were secured by the police during the arrests and subsequent searches of the suspected gangsters' flats.