72 firearms and more than 3,000 rounds of ammunition were seized during a search last week at Alain Delon's home in Douchy-Montcorbon, in Loiret. An investigation into illegal possession of weapons has been opened.

French law defines the carrying of weapons as the situation where an individual has one at home. If a person possesses a weapon without an authorization falling within the framework of the regulations, he therefore commits an offense. Depending on the category of the weapon, it is punished more or less severely.