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.
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.
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