St. Petersburg pensioner suspected in purchase of firearms pens
Security officials found ammunition, a revolver and three signal pistols in the apartment of the suspect.
In St. Petersburg, operatives detained a 75-year-old man with a parcel, in which they found four guns and fifty cartridges to them. Also, the detainee got 25 ammunition for rifled firearms, and three signal pistols with signs of rework, a revolver, and dozens of different-caliber cartridges in the pensioner's apartment, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region reports.
A criminal case on the illegal acquisition and storage of weapons and ammunition was initiated against the pensioner (part 1 of Article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). After giving the explanations, the suspect was released on recognizance not to leave. All seized staff sent for examination.
In 2018, the official became a founder of a fund that deals with shooting and entrapment of wild animals in a hunting sector he supervises. With that, the official did not report about it to his senior executives.