According to him, the crime ring operated throughout the country. Its members have long been involved in trafficking illegal weapons they either smuggled to Ukraine or manufactured. Namely, the perpetrators upgraded firearms and subsequently sold them online along with ammunition and explosives using various delivery services.
"Police and SBU officers conducted 50 searches in various regions of the country yesterday," Abroskin said.
According to the National Police press center, the raids were conducted in seven regions of Ukraine. The law enforcers found and seized assault rifles, handguns, several thousand cartridges, silencers and hand grenades as well as metal-working machinery and parts of firearms.
Two crime ring members were detained on charges of illegal arms trafficking. Investigation is ongoing.