Seven arrests after weapons found in Amsterdam home
Seven people have been arrested after police discovered an arsenal of weapons in a house in Amsterdam.
Police said they saw a 26-year-old Amsterdammer and two cars with Belgian number plates apparently exchange a large, black sports bag on Saturday in a street in Amsterdam Nieuw-West and gave chase.
At some point, the bag was thrown out of a car window and turned out to contain three automatic weapons and a handgun.
Although police lost the cars in the high-speed chase, they later found them again. The Amsterdammer and three others were arrested at a meeting in Utrecht, and two of these suspects were then deported.
Another car was spotted at a McDonalds car park in Breukelen and the two occupants were arrested.
Police also searched a house in the Comeniusstraat, where the original exchange took place, discovering automatic weapons, ammunition, drugs, cash and an 18-year-old woman, who was arrested.
Five suspects will appear before a court in Amsterdam this week.
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