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Some 20 guns, pistols seized from Albanian driver at Serbian border

Excise officers have seized 17 assault rifles, two machine guns, two pistols, cartridges and rounds of ammunition from an Albanian driver at the Roszke border crossing with Serbia, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office of Csongrad-Csanad County told MTI on Monday.

The weapons were stowed in a secret compartment in the door of the man’s car, which was stopped on Thursday morning for inspection, Ferenc Szarka said.

Legal proceedings have been launched against the man on charges of alleged weapons smuggling, he said.

The prosecutor’s office has initiated the suspect’s pre-trial detention, citing flight risk and a danger he would undermine the legal proceedings. A Szeged court ordered the man’s detention for one month, Szarka said.

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