During a raid on the 58-year-old man’s home, police were shocked to discover a haul of Nazi memorabilia worth roughly £2.5m which included Adolf Hitler portraits, Nazi insignia, flags and medals
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Police who raided the home of a ‘Holocaust denying paedophile’ found a stash of Nazi memorabilia worth roughly £2.5m.
The force swooped on the 58-year-old homosexual hunter’s property in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Wednesday.
Having served him with an arrest warrant, they found the man – accused of raping a minor and abusing other children at his property in the west of the city – had a huge collection estimated to include over 1,000 items stored in his property.
They found a massive haul belonging to the unnamed suspect, who they believe is involved in various criminal activity.
Police discovered Nazi uniforms, images of Adolf Hitler, periodicals, Nazi insignia, flags and medals of the Third Reich at his home.
They say they also found guns and ammunition from the era.
The man was also charged with illegal possession of a weapon and racial discrimination.
Luis Armond, the lead detective on the case, told Reuters that he believes he came from a wealthy family of investors and likely had used his inheritance to build the Nazi collection.
“He is a smart guy and articulate, but he’s a Holocaust denier, he’s homophobic, he’s a pedophile and he says he hunts homosexuals,” he said after the find, reportedly worth around €3m.
“I’m no doctor, but he seems to me an insane psychopath.
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“This is something that is totally unusual and shocking.”
He estimated the Nazi uniform alone would cost around €250,000.
Police are investigating the suspect’s connection to a number of far-right groups following the raid.
Officer Armond confirmed a museum would need to be located for the collection.