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SBU blocks smuggling of firearm components to Ukraine

Officers of the Main Department for Fighting Corruption and Organized Crime jointly with investigators the SBU Main Investigative Directorate under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office blocked the illegal traffic of firearm components to Ukraine.

The SBU operatives established that a resident of Kryvyi Rih organized the illegal traffic of rifled firearm components to the territory of our country. for illegal transfer of the “goods” the criminal used technical cavities of the vehicles imported to Ukraine from one of the North American countries.

During the authorized search in the criminal’s place of residence, the law enforcers found the contraband items in an imported vehicle, in particular - pistol bolts for different pistol models and bolts with firing mechanism, barrel and pull-back spring for GLOCK pistols.  Also, a Colt 1911 pistol and many pistol slides, receivers, magazine cases and other components of firearms were confiscated from the offender’s residence.

The offender was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 2 Art. 201 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigative actions on establishing of all circumstances of the committed offence and bringing to responsibility of other people involved in the illegal activity are under way.

The measures to expose the offender were conducted jointly with officers of the SBU special-purpose units combating corruption and organized crime in in Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk regions, the State Border Guard Service and the Odessa Customs Service of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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