Two men with Swedish passports and carrying machetes and other “combat paraphernalia” have been arrested in Greece, suspected of links to extremist groups, Greek police sources said Sunday.
A 28-year-old man of Bosnian descent and a 19-year-old of Yemeni origin were travelling by bus when they were arrested Thursday in the northern city of Alexandroupolis, near the Turkish border, according to police sources.
Inside their luggage were found two machetes, army uniforms and other “combat paraphernalia”, the sources said.
Both men have been charged with carrying weapons and will go before a magistrate Tuesday, police said.
The 28-year-old is known to European authorities for ties to extremists, having been convicted in the past for planning a terrorist attack and was under the close eye of Swedish authorities, police sources said.