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  • 24 January 2013, 11:33

Austrian Police Bust 'Nazi' Network

Police in Austria have broken up an extreme-right network arresting 10 and discovering a cache of explosives and weapons.

The group is suspected of illegal arms trading, burglaries, illegal prostitution, and other crimes, which police estimate have caused damage of at least 3.5m euros (2.9m).

Police say they found weapons, explosives, flags with Nazi symbols and neo-Nazi literature in a search of the group's headquarters in the village of Desselbrunn, 120 miles west of Vienna.

Officers are now holding 10 suspects for questioning but had originally detained 24 suspects in the operation.

They estimate the group had at least 200 members in Upper Austria.

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