Mariupol police was informed that a local resident was repairing weapons at home, Censor.NET reports citing the National Police Department of Communication in the Donetsk region.
According to the report, the police officers searched an apartment and discovered an arsenal of weapons, including Mosin rifle, Mauser carbine, three World War II assault rifles, four pistols, rifled weapons, and more than 2,000 cartridges.
The police officers have also found a machine tool to make ammunition.
The 46-year-old owner explained that he collected rare weapons and made new guns out of old details.
Now the police is checking if the apprehended man was involved in the sale of weapons or ammunition. The police noted that the gunsmith was convicted for a similar crime in 2007.
Criminal proceedings have been opened under article 263 part 1 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The suspect faces up to seven years of imprisonment.