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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

 

Rockets for sale on streets

`As many as 20 rocket launchers have been smuggled into Australia from the Middle East and are on sale for as much as $50,000 each in Sydney’s underworld.

The weapons were obtained by a Sydney criminal gang to fight a turf war, but authorities fear they could end up in the hands of terrorists.

A Sunday Telegraph investigation has revealed the B-7 type rocket launchers, also known as RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenades, are being offered for sale on the black market for between $15,000 and $50,000.

The rocket launchers have been in the possession of at least one Sydney crime gang since about 2002, police believe.’




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