Policemen seize arms cache of local shot caller
The investigators found two rifles, including one with an optical sight, seven thousand cartridges, 14 improvised explosive devices, ten grenades, 140 detonators, a rocket-propelled grenade and 14 rounds in the unfinished building.
The Leningrad region ICR initiated the case against shot caller and businessman Leonid Kolesnikov; an arsenal of two rifles, seven thousand rounds, 14 self-made bombs, ten grenades and shells for a grenade launcher were found. This is reported by the press service of the ICR.
Investigators found weapons in an unfinished building. Bomb-disposal experts arrived at the place.
The ICR in St. Petersburg suspects a gang led by Kolesnikov of armed attacks, extortions, and kidnappings. Bandits operated from 2010 to 2017.
In mid-July 2017, seven men were detained, among them, there was well-known businessman Leonid Kolesnikov from Sertolovo. Detainees are suspected of committing wrongdoings under Art. 162 of the Criminal Code (Robbery). There are already two counts: in March an entrepreneur of Azerbaijani nationality was robbed; unknown stole Mitsubishi car and mobile phone from the businessman; in June, gang members robbed the shop on Kultury Prospekt: more than 1 million rubles were stolen.
Last summer, law enforcement officers conducted 38 searches in Sertolovo and St. Petersburg. Law enforcement officers seized more than 4000 cartridges, 1 grenade launcher, 10 grenades, an improvised explosive device, at least 800 grams of TNT equivalent, 18 pistols and submachine guns, 6 machine guns, a grenade launcher, a machine gun, one machine gun from Kolesnikov's dacha.