Pawnshop owner kept armory of defeated criminal group in Kaliningrad
The armory included pistols, automatic weapons, grenades, antitank grenade and several hundred rounds of ammunition.
Police operatives of the Organized Crime Investigation Division with participation of the Federal Security Service officers found a hidden armory in basement of a private house in Kaliningrad, according to official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk. As investigation has revealed, owner of the house is 52-year-old pawnshop owner. He has been arrested, a criminal case under Article 222 of the Criminal Code (Illegal Acquisition, Transfer, Sale, Storage, Transportation, or Bearing of Firearms) has been initiated.
Second part of the armory has been found in a gardeners' partnership in the Guryevsky District. In total, investigators seized a revolver, a pistol, a submachine gun with silencer, grenades, a rocket-propelled grenade RPG-7 with firing, and more than 500 rounds of ammunition of various calibers. According to investigation, the armory belonged to a criminal group. The Ministry of Internal Affairs did not specify which criminal group it was, but noted that it had already been eliminated.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).