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 SBU nabs ring of arms traffickers operating in several Ukraine’s regions. PHOTOS

Ukrainian SBU Security Service in conjunction with the military prosecutor’s office and National Police prevented sale of a large batch of firearms as part of the joint effort to counter the illicit traffic of weapons and explosives.

As reported by Censor.NET citing a statement by the SBU press service, the Khmelnitsky region law enforcers found that a crime ring that included members of volunteer military units was involved in illegal arms trafficking in several regions of Ukraine. According to the SBU, there were criminals among the clients of the "gun merchants".

The law enforcers collected evidence on the sale of two assault rifles, two handguns with cartridges for them, three RGD-5 hand grenades and 100 cartridges of various calibers by the perpetrators.

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It is also noted that the operatives apprehended four persons involved in illicit transactions when they were trying to sell a loaded assault rifle and a pistol in Lviv.

Besides, a great number of weapons including dozens of assault rifles and handguns of various models, explosives, grenades, hundreds of cartridges of various calibers, spare parts for firearms were seized in authorized searches held in three different regions of the country.

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"The pre-trial investigation is to establish the origin of weapons, the persons involved in its illegal trafficking and whereabouts of other potential ring members. It is also being checked whether these weapons were intended to be used to destabilize the situation in the country through subversive attacks ", the agency added.

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Source: SBU/Facebook

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3093306
 
 
 
 
 
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