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Thieves who stole 42 powerful rifles from a police armoury covered their tracks for around a year by replacing them with wooden and plastic replicas.

The police officer in charge of the armoury in Capiatá, Paraguay has now himself been replaced, officials confirmed.

An inspection was ordered after FN FAL battle rifles began turning up on the black market around a year ago.

The powerful weapons are sold for as much as £7,785 and have been smuggled into neighbouring Argentina and Brazil.

ABC Color, a major Paraguayan newspaper, called it the “most embarrassing scandal” in the history of Paraguayan policing.

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