They found 19 wooden crates burned with Nazi insignias and filled with thousands of rounds of ammunition seized from an Alton home in a quiet subdivision.
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Federal agents said it was the largest seizure of machine guns in the history of Southern Illinois. They found 50 machine guns, silencers, 128 destructive devices, 115 improvised explosive devices, gun powder, a spring-loaded booby trap and more than 100 guns.
Agents also found a Nazi flag, racist literature bearing the name of the neo-Nazi group the National Alliance and three words scrawled on a wall: “Hitler was right.”