FSB officers engage fire on smugglers at Ukrainian border
The smugglers were detained and both their goods and cars seized.
FSB border control officers in the Rostov region prevented illegal crossing of the border between Russia and Ukraine seizing a large batch of goods worth 1 million rubles ($17.550), Interfax wrote.
According to the authorities, the smugglers threw the goods over the border to the Russian territory. After that, they "drove two cars trying to get deeper into the Russian territory and ignoring legitimate demands to stop."
The cars were "hazardously maneuvering" posing a danger to the officers’ lives that were therefore forced to use weapons after some warning shots, the agency reported. The smugglers were detained and both their goods and cars seized.
Earlier, the FSB had detained a gang supplying Mauser and Nagant rifles from Ukraine. 54 people from 24 regions of Russia were involved in the smuggling case. A Maxim gun and a Great Patriotic War cannon were seized among other weapons.
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