UK Busts 7 Terror Suspects After Routine Traffic Stop
Car had no insurance ... but it did contain firearms, weapons
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 6, 2012 6:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses in Britain after a routine vehicle search turned up firearms and weapons, police said today. The arrests, which took place earlier this week, were announced one day after officers in London detained six other terror suspects using stun guns and smoke grenades in an early-morning swoop on a home close to London's Olympic Park.

Police said today a car was stopped on June 30 and impounded for not having insurance. It said "firearms, offensive weapons, and other material" were later found hidden in it, which prompted police to trace and arrest the driver, passenger, and other suspects. Police said three of the men were arrested Tuesday, three on Wednesday, and one yesterday. The men have been arrested on suspicion of preparing or instigating acts of terrorism. They were being questioned by officers and their residences were searched.