Chernihiv - SBU exposes a group of arms dealers organized by a police officer (video)
SBU officers stopped the activity of a group in Chernihiv engaged in the illegal manufacture, processing and trade in firearms.
Law enforcers found that an officer of the Chernihiv City Police Department organized this group. He involved in illegal activities three residents of the regional centre, who were looking for clients for the sale of the goods using their ties in criminal circles. The criminals sold factory-made firearms and were engaged in restoration and upgrading the traumatic weapons into the firearms, for further resale.
According to the intelligence service, the criminals planned to organize a channel for the illegal transfer of firearms and their components to the territory of the Russian Federation.
SBU operatives documented the facts of selling of “Parabellum", “Walther" and "PM" pistols, ammo to them and cold weapons.
During a special operation, the SBU officers detained members of the group in the centre of Chernihiv on their attempt to sell TT, Makarov pistols and almost two hundred ammo rounds.
During the searches at the place of residence of the offenders, law enforcement seized almost twenty firearms: assault rifles, pistols of various modifications, rifles, capsules and shells for making ammo, tubes, parts and accessories for the manufacture of rifled weapons and containers with gunpowder. Seized weapons and ammunition were submitted for expert examination. The officers also discovered passports of other individuals, used by the criminals for sending and receiving parcels with the components to firearms. The criminal proceeding was initiated under Part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, urgent investigative and operational actions are ongoing for establishing and bringing to criminal responsibility all members of the group and for establishing the origin of weapons. The operation was conducted under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor's Office.
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