Cops recover UK's largest haul of grenades this year in Scotland as figures show rise in seized explosives
Investigators have seen a sharp rise in the number of grenades seized from criminals trying to smuggle weapons into the UK.
Between January and April this year alone 17 of the devices were seized by UK authorities, compared to 40 that were discovered over the four-year period between 2013 and 2017.
The weapons are mainly from the former Yugoslavia and in the most recent seizures, in Sussex and Scotland, were attached to the bottom of vehicles.
In the largest haul, Police Scotland recovered six grenades and 1.5kg of dynamite.
Chris Farrimond, deputy director of investigations at the National... read more
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