Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bosnia police arrest five, seize arms intended for Islamists in Sweden

(Republika Srpska,) Police in Bosnia have arrested five people suspected of trafficking arms to Islamists in Sweden and seized large amounts of weapons and military equipment, officials said on Friday, after a sixth person was held earlier in Sweden.

The arrests were made on Thursday during raids on seven locations in northwestern Bosnia by a police counter-terrorism unit in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic,

The arrests was in cooperation with Swedish police as part of an international operation codenamed "Wolf RS". All five arrested on Thursday were Bosnian Serbs, and the person detained last week in Sweden was of Bosnian origin, the weapons were intended for the Swedish branch of Egypt's Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.