CAPIATA, Paraguay — Talk about stealing someone’s thunder.
Police in Paraguay discovered that a cache of their weapons had been stolen and replaced with plastic toy guns.
An inspection of the department’s armory revealed that at least 42 FN-FAL battle rifles had gone missing, the BBC reported.
The probe was triggered after cops realized that their rifles had fallen into criminal hands.
The weapons had been stashed in the armory in the city of Capiata as the department was in the process of upgrading its officers weapons.
Authorities believe the guns are likely destined for the black markets in Argentina, Brazil and beyond.