By Tara John
November 27, 2015

A 34-year-old-man has been arrested on suspicion of arms dealing on Tuesday in the southern city of Stuttgart, Germany, say prosecutors.

They however did not confirm a report by the German newspaper Bild that he may have supplied four guns to the attackers in Paris who killed 130 people on Nov. 13.

“I can confirm that a man is in custody on suspicion of arms trading,” a spokesman for the prosecutor in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg told Reuters.

Bild said earlier on Friday that four assault rifles, including two two AK-47s made in China and two Zasatva M70s made in the former Yugoslavia, were sold online by the man to a buyer of “Arab descent.” E-mails on the suspect’s smartphone show that he was in touch with an “Arab in Paris,” wrote the Bild.

 

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