A 39-year-old foreign national has been arrested in the Athens district of Vyronas with a veritable arms cache hidden in his residence, police said on Tuesday.
Athens aliens police, acting on a tip-off that the suspect was involved in criminal activities, searched the latter's apartment on Monday and found and seized a Kalashnikov semi-automatic with ammunition, two pistols, a pen-gun, three rods of TNT weighing a total 727 grams, a double-barrel shotgun, three airguns, a taser, a sword, a handgrenade, 12 knives, a club and ammunition for several types of firearms, as well as two grams of cocaine, a precision scale, two laptops, two cell phones, 370 euros in cash, a plastic bag of cannabis, a large number of jewelry items and 13 automobile licenses.
The detainee, who faces charges of organised crime, possession of weapons, possession of narcotic substances, and of fencing, will be taken before a public prosecutor later Tuesday.