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SBU blocks arms sales in different regions of Ukraine

In the framework of countering illegal arms trafficking, SBU officers blocked sale of military destruction means in Mykolaiv and Volyn regions.

SBU officers found that Mykolaiv resident set up an illegal channel of weapons and ammo supply from the Joint Forces Operation region. The criminal searched for clients among representatives of local criminal circles.

During a search at dealer’s place of residence, law enforcers found ready-for-sale three F-1 grenades, two RGD-5 and 450 rounds of 5.4mm calibre.

At present, in framework of initiated criminal proceeding, the investigative actions are ongoing in order to identify all circumstances of the case and other persons involved in illegal activity. The measures were conducted jointly with the National Police investigators under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.

Another dealer of military destruction means was exposed by the SBU operatives in Volyn region. Law enforcers detained Kovel resident on his regular attempt to sell TNT blocks. Over 10 kg of TNT was seized during the search in the territory of criminal’s house.

In the framework of the criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, the criminal was served a notice of suspicion. The custody was chosen as a measure of restraint.

Investigative actions are ongoing.

The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Regional Prosecutor's Office.

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