Police have discovered what they describe as the biggest haul of illegal weapons in recent years, the public prosecution department said on Thursday.
Some 165 guns including new Glock pistols, 7,000 rounds of ammunition, silencers and laser-sights were seized in a commercial property in the district of Amsterdam Oud-West.
Computers, mobile phones and €20,000 in cash was also taken.
The raid follows a tip-off from Irish police who are investigating a criminal organisation involved with illegal weapon and drugs trading, and cigarette smuggling, the department said.
The Dutch police immediately raided three addresses in Amsterdam and one in Zaandam.
Three men and a woman, aged between 27 and 53, have been arrested in connection with the discovery. No further details have been released as to their identities. The four people arrested are due to appear in court in Rotterdam on Friday.
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