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NAZI BUSINESS Nazi memorabilia and weapons worth millions found at suspected paedophile's home

Police found Nazi uniforms, paintings, insignia, images of Adolf Hitler, flags, and medals of the Third Reich at the property.

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Mock-up Nazi document with Lihares' details

Mock-up Nazi document with Lihares' details

Mock-up Nazi document with Lihares' details

A suspected paedophile has been arrested after an estimated €3 million worth of Nazi memorabilia and weapons were found in his Brazil home.

Aylson Proenca Doyle Linhares (58) was arrested at his home in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday after parents from his neighbourhood reported him to police for allegedly abusing their 12-year-old son.

When officers arrived at the property, they discovered more than 1,000 items inside, including Nazi uniforms, paintings, insignia, images of Adolf Hitler, flags, and medals of the Third Reich.

They also found a hoard of weapons – including daggers, nine firearms, and ammunition - and a mock-up Nazi identification document made up with Linhares’ personal details.

In total, over 1,000 items were found. Linhares told police his collection of “monstrous material” was worth between €2.5 million and €3 million.

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Some of the Nazi memorabilia found at the home of Aylson Proenca Doyle Linhares

Some of the Nazi memorabilia found at the home of Aylson Proenca Doyle Linhares

Some of the Nazi memorabilia found at the home of Aylson Proenca Doyle Linhares

He was was charged with illegal possession of weapons, racism and paedophilia after police also found photos of minors at the property, according to detective Luis Armond.

Speaking to Reuters, Armond said: “He is a smart guy and articulate, but he's a Holocaust denier, he's homophobic, he’s a paedophile and he says he hunts homosexuals.

“I'm no doctor, but he seems to me an insane psychopath. This is something that is totally unusual and shocking,” he added.

The detective said that Linhares, who comes from a wealthy family of investors, likely used his inheritance to buy the items and estimated that one high-ranking Nazi uniform would cost around €250,000.

Police are now investigating Linhares' ties to far-right Nazi groups, Reuters reported.

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