For years, GR has been reporting on the rise of grenade attacks in Sweden and, to a lesser extent, Denmark. But with the advent of the hijrah, the UK is catching up.
Special Forces rush to stop lethal HAND GRENADES reaching UK as ISIS plots attack
SPECIAL FORCES have mounted a major operation to stop a lethal batch of hand grenades being smuggled into Britain by Islamic State terrorists.
By Marco Giannangeli – EXCLUSIVE, The Express, March 18, 2018:
Intelligence officers at MI5 fear terrorists have purchased hundreds of the M75 grenades. Originally manufactured in Macedonia, they were shipped to Sweden by criminals as part of an arms cache stolen in the Balkans in 2010.
The threat emerges at at a time when Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service is fully engaged in thwarting potential Russian reprisals in the aftermath of the Salisbury poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
SBS teams were last night working with the Border Force to monitor all maritime movements across the English Channel.
In addition, military liaison officers have been placed at the national air traffic control centre at Swanick and RAF Bulmer in Northumberland.
Swanick monitors all aircraft approaching the UK via their transponders.
However it is feared that small aircraft which could be used to smuggle in the grenades would have these identification tags turned off. In this case, experts at RAF Bulmer can track them on a special system called the ‘dark space’ and alert the Commandos.
MI5 first warned about the threat five years ago, when convicted one-eyed murderer Dale Cregan used grenades, sourced from the Balkans, as his calling card in attacks on other gang members around Manchester.
In 2013 Cregan was sentenced to life in prison following convictions for the murders of four people, including two police officers – PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes – and three attempted murders.
His use of hand grenades was viewed as his “calling card” after he threw the same M75 grenades at three of his victims after shooting them. A stash of ten grenades was found on his property shortly before his conviction in 2013.
However, last night’s operation was sparked by fresh evidence that a new batch was making its way to Britain.
Sweden has suffered more than 150 grenade-related attacks -including grenades being thrown at police cars – and more than 20 deaths since 2015, an unprecedented number for peacetime Europe. Many are related to organised crime syndicates, who are thought to be working alongside jihadists.
More than 400 Islamic State extremists who fought in Syria are believed to be hiding among 180,000 asylum seekers in Sweden and are actively seeking to carry out IS’s pledge to strike cities in Europe and the UK.
MI5 fear terrorists have purchased hundreds of the M75 grenades
The grenades are part of a batch of 2,000 stolen from a factory in Macedonia in 2010. Each one is packed with 3,000 tiny steel balls.
They can be bought on the black market for as little as £10. Many are given away as sweeteners to criminals and terrorists who purchase AK47 assault rifles, which cost around £870 on the black market.
Last night a senior source said:“We have reason to believe that fresh attempts will soon be made to smuggle a number for these hand grenades into the country be sea or, possibly, by air.
“These small, deadly devices can be dismantled and packed into small packages before their components are reassembled for use. Once in the UK they become difficult to locate, regardless of the amount of resources assigned to finding them. That’s why so much emphasis is being placed in their interception.
“Clearly, hand grenades placed into the hands of criminal gangs is concerning. That concern escalates with Islamic extremism.”
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