Dozens of illegal rifles, pistols found in shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul
ISTANBULSome 130 illegal rifles and 30 pistols were discovered during a raid on a shop selling circumcision clothes in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district late on March 27.
Bayrampaşa police found unlicensed pump rifles when carrying out examinations on weapons vendors in the district. The police then tracked down the owner of the vendor and determined that illegal arms sales were occurring.
After two months of technical and physical surveillance, police staged an operation on a shop selling circumcision clothes late on March 27, seizing 130 rifles and 30 pistols.
The raid, as well as the apprehension of three suspects, was recorded on a police camera.
The confiscated weapons, which were valued at 500,000 Turkish Liras, were subsequently presented to the press.
The three suspects were referred to a court after questioning at police headquarters while also assessed 100,000 liras in administrative fines.