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174 weapons found in hundreds of raids across France

A total of 174 weapons have been seized in hundreds of counter-terrorism raids carried out since last week's terror attacks in Paris, the French Interior Ministry has revealed.

Bernard Cazeneuve, Interior Minister Credit: RTV

In a statement, Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 183 raids were conducted across France last night alone, leading to 20 arrests - 17 of whom were kept in custody - and 76 weapons seized. Drugs were found in 10 cases, he added.

In total, since the Paris attacks:

  • 793 raids have been carried out
  • 107 people have been arrested, with 90 kept in custody
  • 174 weapons have been seized, including 18 'war weapons', 84 shotguns and 68 handguns
  • 64 raids have uncovered drugs
  • 250,000 euros have been seized
  • 164 people have been put under house arrest

Mr Cazeneuve added:

The Interior Minister underlines that these operations will continue, and repeats the total determination of the government to fight mercilessly against terrorism and against all threats to public order.

– Bernard Cazeneuve, Interior Minister

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