Investigators have allegedly found illegal weapons in the ex-police officer from Landshut, accused of the right-wing extremist series of threatening letters “NSU 2.0”. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the Munich Attorney General on Wednesday. It was a pump gun and two pistols. Forbidden items such as pepper spray and truncheons were also found.

“In addition to and completely independently of the allegations in connection with ‘NSU 2.0’, there is a separate suspicion for violations of the weapons law,” said the spokesman. The Bavarian Central Agency for Combating Extremism and Terrorism (ZET) is conducting the investigation.

The 63-year-old ex-police officer and his wife were temporarily arrested. He denies the allegations of having anything to do with the threatening letters.

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