Buenos Aires Times

argentina INTENDED RECIPIENT IDENTIFIED

Authorities seize shipment of Nazi objects

Delivery of swords, a statue, a helmet, posters and guns was sent from the US to a 33-year-old man in the northern province of Salta

Monday 19 February, 2018
One of the Nazi artifacts seized by the authorities. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich uploaded the image to her Twitter account.
One of the Nazi artifacts seized by the authorities. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich uploaded the image to her Twitter account. Foto:TWITTER

More Argentina News

Customs officials have seized a shipment of objects with Nazi insignia that had been sent from the United States, the Security Ministry announced on Wednesday, confirming that they had located in the northern province of Salta the person who was set to receive the shipment.

“Another shipment with Nazi insignia trying to enter our country. Along with Customs, we carried out a controlled delivery and seized swords, tools and helmets linked to a dark and tragic time for humanity”, Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said via Twitter, posting photos of some of the objects.

Customs officials analysed several packets which they had identified as suspect, the Security Ministry said later in a statement. “There is no place in Argentina for this type of expression which is linked to a tragic time in the history of humanity,” Bullrich added.

The packages contained four helmets from World War II, an imperial eagle statue carrying a Swastika, a 40-centremetre long sword which also carries a Swastika, an old coin, three posters with references to the Third Reich, a .22-calibre semi-automatic weapon and a replica machine gun. According to reports, during the operation to identify the intended recipient of the package, a police officer impersonated a delivery man. A report in the Salta newspaper, El Tribuno, said this week that officers were investigating if the suspect, a 33-year-old man, belongs to an anti-Semitic group that seeks to promote hatred and discrimination.

Hundreds of Nazis fled to Argentina following the collapse of Hitler’s regime.

Poll

Op-Ed

Top Stories

  1. 1Living in hope: Argentina on the brink as Nigeria offer a lifelineLiving in hope: Argentina on the brink as Nigeria offer a lifeline
  2. 2Diego Simeone slams 'anarchic' Argentina in leaked recording
  3. 3Argentina to grind to a halt Monday as unions' strike activity broadens
  4. 4Jorge Sampaoli: 'After Croatia scored we were emotionally broken'
  5. 5June 18-24: What we learned this week
  6. 6IMF stands firm behind Argentina as Macri looks to regain economic mojo
  7. 7Macri brothers, Messi caught up in new Panama Papers scandal
  8. 8State of the Art (and Design)
  9. 9Senator Luis Naidenoff's wife, son found dead in Formosa home
  10. 10A tribute to the Buenos Aires Herald