While knives and swords can be kept or sold to a store of antiques, collector or online with relative ease, an old army tank and semi-automatic pistols are another matter entirely.
According to the German prosecutors, the 84-year-old allegedly stored an army tank, an anti-aircraft gun, mortar machine guns, assault rifles, fully and semi-automatic pistols, over 1,000 rounds of ammo, and a torpedo in the basement of his villa in Kiel.
On the other hand, the German citizen claimed that he bought the tank in England as “scrap metal.”.
The armaments that go back to the nazi era were found in the man’s house in 2015, during a widespread investigation focused on locating these types of weapon caches.
The latest report mentioned that the prosecutors are attempting to ascertain if the weapons were operational or not, which is a “key issue” facing the court.