Turkish custom officials seize 41 'ghost guns'

Ship from U.S. was carrying weapons, officials say

Turkish custom officials seize 41 'ghost guns'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Customs and Trade Ministry officials on Monday seized 47 guns from a ship which arrived from the U.S. to the Mediterranean Mersin port.

They included 41 Glock handguns, also known as 'ghost guns', and six long-barreled weapons.

According to a statement by the ministry, custom officials sent a container from the ship for an X-ray scan.

Following a detailed inspection, it was found out that the guns were hidden inside two vehicles in the container.

The statement added that the guns were brought to Turkey on a special request.

The ship named SATIE carried Malta's national flag, according to the statement.

Four suspects, including the importer company's representative, have been arrested.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Kasım 2017, 16:33