Weapons cache found in sexagenarian gunsmith's arrest

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Guns and bullets seized in the bust Guns and bullets seized in the bust


Police in northern Vietnam have arrested a man who is suspected of selling and producing guns.
The police of the mining town of Uong Bi raided the home of Nguyen Van Tam on Saturday and found three handguns, four shotguns, 277 bullets, and machinery and materials to make guns.
Tam, 60, told investigators that he made guns and sold them to local gang members for a profit.
Based on his information, the police seized two more guns, 340 bullets and some more materials and equipment.
Investigation is going on, the police said.

Nguyen Van Tam, 60, is in police custody for investigation of alleged trade and production of guns
Vietnam has very strict gun laws. Personal possession and trade of guns are prohibited.
The manufacture and transportation of military-grade weapons is punishable by between one year and life in prison--depending on the scale of the crime.

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