• Short Summary

    New York police raided a spring goods store on July 21st and found a cache of arms believed to be destined for Anti-Castro Cuban forces.

  • Description

    New York police raided a spring goods store on July 21st and found a cache of arms believed to be destined for Anti-Castro Cuban forces.

    New York police estimate the arms cache to be worth 10-thousand dollars. Seized in the raid were two 60mm mortars, 25 machine guns, over 1-thousand rounds of ammunition and a quantity of pistols, blasting caps, mortar detonators and hand grenades.

    The six-man police detail which made the raid at midnight arrested 3 men at the M and D Sports Shop in the borough of Brooklyn a part of New York City. One of the arrested men, 33-year old Louis Marti of New York City, was described by police as an officer in an anti-Castro Cuban movement. The men were charged with weapons law violations and conspiracy.

    Police say the movement was attempting to ship reactivated German arms to Florida where they were to be transhipped to an undisclosed country in Latin America. Police say from there they would be shipped to Cuba to be used against Castro forces.

    The other two men arrested were the owner of the store and an employee. A backroom factory behind the store was used to reactivate German weapons on lathes and other machine tools.

    Police said they had the store under surveillance for an unspecified length of time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FCR9STEAEOZY2COO66IA5IYG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FCR9STEAEOZY2COO66IA5IYG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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