Police charge international gang of arms dealers

Police have charged five Czechs they believe are members of an international gang of arms dealers. They were arrested in September on suspicion of having sold components of tanks and infantry vehicles over the previous two years, primarily to Poland. The organised crime department of the police says that a part of the illegal trade was being carried out through the head of a Czech company licensed to sell military technology. If convicted, the suspects face up to ten years’ imprisonment.