The Hungarian police have found 11,500 live cartridges out of 15,000 stolen cartridges from a freighttrain in Budapest, national police chief Jozsef Bencze said on Saturday.
Hungarian News Agency MTI quoted Bencze as saying that the ammunition was discovered in an abandoned area near the railway lines in District 9, where it might have been removed from a container on the train on Thursday.
Bencze said that the police had questioned ten people, two of whom had possessed large amounts of the cartridges. Police are continuing to search for the rest of the stolen ammunition, he added.
It was reported that the cartridges were made in Hungary for Kalashnikov rifles and they were about to be dispatched to the United States.