Guns, grenades and rocket launchers are among 13,500 weapons surrendered in Serbia.
BELGRADE, Serbia — Authorities in Serbia on Sunday displayed stacks of guns and cartons of hand grenades from the thousands of weapons, including anti-tank rocket launchers, that they said people handed over since back-to-back mass shootings stunned the Balkan nation.
Officials said residents had turned over about 13,500 items since the amnesty opened on May 8.
Photos from the scene showed lines of rifles, automatic weapons and pistols stacked neatly on the floor in a warehouse along with wooden boxes filled with hand grenades.
Serbia has tens of thousands of weapons brought in from the battlefields of the 1990's wars in the Balkans.
The relinquished weapons will go to Serbian arms and ammunition factories for potential use by the country's armed forces, the president said.
Serbia is estimated to be among the top countries in Europe in registered weapons per capita, and many more are held illegally. »