SBU counter-intelligence thwarted illegal sale of components for MiG-29 combat aircraft
Security Service of Ukraine blocked theft and sale of equipment for military aircraft in Lviv region.
SBU counter-intelligence and investigation officers established that MiG-29 components and spare parts were stolen from one of the military bases, for sale. The offenders tried to sell the products to a representative of the commercial structure.
Law enforcement officers arrested the participants on their transferring to the businessman the stolen military equipment.
Searches in homes and cars of the criminals resulted in seizure of a large amount of spare parts and components for military aircraft MiG-29, as well as of money obtained illegally.
The defendants received a notice of suspicion in the framework of criminal proceedings under Part. 3 Art. 410 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The investigative actions are under way.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office of Western region.
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