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Killer guns seized from Italian ship

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Thiruvananthapuram, February 26, 2012
First Published: 01:21 IST(26/2/2012) | Last Updated: 01:46 IST(26/2/2012)

A special investigation team (SIT) of the Kerala Police on Saturday seized two machine guns from Italian ship Enrica Lexie that were allegedly used to kill two Indian fishermen last week.

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“We have seized all arms found onboard. But only 25% of the search is complete,” Kochi police commissioner MR Ajit Kumar, who heads the SIT, said.

Among the forensic/ballistic experts who joined the search was a 10-member team from Italy that included two ballistic experts and a diplomatic delegation from its Mumbai consulate.

The arms will be brought to a forensic lab here soon. The SIT hopes to complete its probe within two weeks.

Two Italian marines have been arrested for the February 15 shooting off the Kerala coast.


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