• Short Summary

    GREEK CYPRIOT POLICE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DISPLAYED TO NEWSMEN THE CACHE OF ARMS FOUND IN TWO ARMOURED CARS BELONGING TO THE SWEDISH CONTINGENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE ON THE ISLAND.

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    GREEK CYPRIOT POLICE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) DISPLAYED TO NEWSMEN THE CACHE OF ARMS FOUND IN TWO ARMOURED CARS BELONGING TO THE SWEDISH CONTINGENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE ON THE ISLAND. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT POLICE FOUND 75 RIFLES, FIVE BAZOOKAS, TWO 60 MM MORTARS, 10 BREN GUNS, WITH 40 MAGAZINES AND 100,000 ROUNDS.

    THE TWO UN VEHICLES WERE GOING TO THE TURKISH SECTOR AT LEFKA ON THE NORTH-WEST COAST WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED BY A STRONG FORCE OF NATIONAL GUARD AND POLICE. THE SWEDES WERE TOLD THAT IT WAS SUSPECTED THAT THEY WERE CARRYING WEAPONS FOR THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT IRREGULAR FORCES.

    ASKED TO PERMIT THE ARMOURED CARS TO BE SEARCHED, THE SWEDES REFUSED. THE SITUATION BECAME TENSE AS GREEKS SURROUNDED THE SWEDES AND LEVELLED WEAPONS ON THE UN MEN. GENERAL THIMAYYA FLEW TO THE SCENE IN A HELICOPTER AND ORDERED A SENIOR PROVOST OFFICER OF THE UN TO SEARCH THE VEHICLES.

    GENERAL GRIVAS LATER TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT IT APPEARED THE DEPUTY COMMANDER OF THE SWEDISH CONTINGENT IN THE AREA KNEW THAT SOME SWEDISH SOLDIERS WERE ENGAGED IN "SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1JHSOOFVNKSUPTTUUOEFE6K3S
    Media URN:
    VLVA1JHSOOFVNKSUPTTUUOEFE6K3S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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