New York police raided a spring goods store on July 21st and found a cache of arms believed to be destined for Anti-Castro Cuban forces.
Exterior - M and D Sports Shop
3 shots of prisoners being escorted to police van - van pull away.
Ext - 66th Precinct Police Station
Policemen examine confiscated arms.
Cu - Pistols and machine guns, ammunition bandoliers on table
CU - Box of cartridges
Policeman displaying mortar shell, rifle grenade (3 shots)
Policemen bring cache into station
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Background: New York police raided a spring goods store on July 21st and found a cache of arms believed to be destined for Anti-Castro Cuban forces.
New York police estimate the arms cache to be worth 10-thousand dollars. Seized in the raid were two 60mm mortars, 25 machine guns, over 1-thousand rounds of ammunition and a quantity of pistols, blasting caps, mortar detonators and hand grenades.
The six-man police detail which made the raid at midnight arrested 3 men at the M and D Sports Shop in the borough of Brooklyn a part of New York City. One of the arrested men, 33-year old Louis Marti of New York City, was described by police as an officer in an anti-Castro Cuban movement. The men were charged with weapons law violations and conspiracy.
Police say the movement was attempting to ship reactivated German arms to Florida where they were to be transhipped to an undisclosed country in Latin America. Police say from there they would be shipped to Cuba to be used against Castro forces.
The other two men arrested were the owner of the store and an employee. A backroom factory behind the store was used to reactivate German weapons on lathes and other machine tools.
Police said they had the store under surveillance for an unspecified length of time.