FSB busts inter-regional arms trade gang
The police seized three aircraft guns apart from the firearms during the searches.
Russian FSB has exposed a large criminal group in the country’s central region, that was engaged in arms production and sales, according to the agency’s website.
4 workshops that converted mass-size mock-ups and civilian samples into real firearms and ammunition were in operation in Moscow suburbs, Kaluga and Bryansk regions. The newly-converted weapons would be sold to various regions of Russia.
The police raided the gangsters’ homes and workshops and seized 3 aircraft guns, 56 firearms of Russian and foreign production, about 100 main parts for firearms, 15 kg of explosives, 10 grenades, 2 mines, 10 fuses and electric detonators, 2 silent shooting adjustments, over 3700 ammunition rounds and 68 units of cold steel.
Special services did not specify the number of gangsters detained, reporting that a criminal case has been brought against the main group members under part 2 of Art. 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, or Bearing of Firearms, Its Basic Parts, Ammunition).
Investigators are currently establishing whether the bandits are involved in other grave and particularly grave crimes in the country.
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