Basque militant group ETA hands over weapons ahead of expected disbanding: prosecutor

Bayonne (France) (AFP) – Basque separatist group ETA has handed over several cases of weapons and munitions to French authorities as a confidence-building measure ahead of its expected disbanding, a French prosecutor said Wednesday.

Bayonne prosecutor Samuel Vuelta Simon said he had received a tip-off that “a quantity of arms” belonging to ETA had been retrieved by police after being dropped at a location in the south of the French Basque city.