The malefactors sold weapons to local criminals. The "goods" were smuggled into the region from the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area. One of group's members was detained while trying to sell a TT pistol.
During searches, law enforcers seized two AKS-74, one AK-47, one AKS-74U machine guns, 13 pistols, two of them with silencers, Shpagin machine pistol, three sub-machine guns, and one semi-automatic shotgun. The group possessed nine 45-mm artillery projectiles, 11 F-1 and RGD-25 grenades, VOG-25 fragmentation weapons, more than 2,000 rounds of different caliber, an improvised explosive device, etc. Law enforcers also found $19,000 in cash and 26 gold coins.
A criminal proceeding has been opened under Part 1, Art. 258-3 and Part 1, Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Investigative actions aimed to establish all persons involved in the trafficking are underway.