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Kharkiv region: SBU uncovers arms dealer

SBU officers blocked the channel for sale of weapons and ammo from the JFO area in Kharkiv region.

Law enforcers established that a resident of Izyum district smuggled weapons and ammo from the East of Ukraine. The criminal was selling the means of destruction to representatives of criminal circles in the territory of the region.

Within the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding, the law enforcers documented a number of sales of means of destruction. Law enforcers seized a RPG-26 anti-tank grenade, 2 TNT blocks, a grenade to a VOG-25 under-barrel grenade launcher, a ZTP-150 fire tube, an OShP match cord, 157 rounds of 7.62 mm calibre and 30 rounds of 5.45 mm calibre.

The criminal proceeding is ongoing under Part 1 Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The offender was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine, the issue of serving him a notice of suspicion is being settled.

The urgent investigative actions are under way.

The operation was conducted jointly with the National Police, under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv region.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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