Belgian Arms Dealer Admits Selling Weapons Used in Paris Attacks

A Belgian arms dealer and "known underworld figure" turned himself into authorities today. He admitted supplying several weapons to Amedi Coulibaly which were used in the Paris attacks.

Federal police, who searched the suspect’s apartment, found papers linking him to a transaction with Amedy Coulibaly, the jihadist who murdered four Jewish men and held others hostage at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in east Paris on Friday.

According to the local press, the man sold Coulibaly the Skorpion submachine guns he used in the attack, as well as the rocket propelled grenade launcher and the Kalashnikov automatic assault rifles that Said and Cherif Kouachi used to perpetrate the massacre at the offices of Charlie Hebdo. The weapons were purchased near the Midi railway station in downtown Brussels for less than 5,000 euros, according to the reports.

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    I love that this is one of the reasons (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 08:45:06 PM EST
    he turned himself in-

    The man, who remains unnamed, reportedly became frightened because he had swindled Coulibaly and was concerned about media reports linking the Frenchman to Islamist terror groups.

    From the title my first thought was... (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by gbrbsb on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 10:33:41 PM EST
     ... 'Wow! An illegal arms dealer overwhelmed by thoughts of repentance and contrition".

    A wise decision on his behalf, mind you.


    Seriously (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 10:56:53 PM EST
    not really people you want to swindle.

    Just look at what happened.. (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by kdog on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 11:27:15 AM EST
    to Doc Brown when he sold the Libyans a fake nuke made of used pinball machine parts so he could get his hands on the plutonium needed to power the flux capacitor.

    Nothing... (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by ScottW714 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 03:23:18 PM EST
    ...he was wearing a vest and apparently Libyans don't do sequels.

    Raids and Shootouts in Belgium, France (none / 0) (#6)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 11:07:30 AM EST
    Splaning needed (none / 0) (#7)
    by Politalkix on Fri Jan 16, 2015 at 04:34:28 PM EST

    We were told
    (1) that we should not worry about ISIS because ISIS supporters that lived in western countries but fought or helped ISIS were not going to strike against western targets. Their interest was only confined to the ME.

    (2) ISIS would leave us alone if we just stopped the air strikes (not heard of Belgium launching air strikes against ISIS).

    Now who is going to splain these developments?