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Odesa region: SBU blocks illegal circulation of weapons

The SBU officers blocked illegal redesign and sale of military munitions in Odesa region.

SBU operatives established that two Izmail residents were upgrading fire arms into automatic weapons for sale, in particular, to the representatives of the regional criminal circles. The law enforcers also documented the fact of criminals selling two military-grade grenades.

During the authorized searches of the criminals’ residences, the law enforcers seized two firearms, two military-grade grenades, almost 500 ammo of different calibre and considerable amount of drugs.

The criminal group members were detained and they were served a notice of suspicion in committing a crime under Part 1 of Art. 263 ("Unlawful handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives"), Part 1 of Art.  263-1 (“Illegal producing, redesigning or repairing of firearms or forgery, illegal destructing or altering of weapons identification code, or illegal production of ammunitions, explosive substances or explosive devices”) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The investigative actions are under way.

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


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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