SBU blocks sale of firearms and ammunition in Vinnytsia region
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine, in the framework of combating illicit arms trafficking blocked the sale of firearms and ammunition in Vinnytsia region.
The SBU operatives established that the resident of the regional centre stored in his dwelling weapons and ammunition for sale. In particular, "goods” were ordered by representatives of criminal circles of the region.
Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine documented the sale by the offender of TT gun with ten rounds of 7.62 mm calibre. The person involved in the proceeding was detained on the street in the district center during the sale of the “Unique” gun with rounds amounting to 13 thousand hryvnias.
In the course of authorized investigative actions at the place of residence of the attacker, law enforcement officers seized four items of hunting weapons and “Nagan-S” revolver with signs of reequipment into combat, as well as ammunition of different calibre. In addition, nearly USDE 60,000, EUR 14,000 and UAH 100,000 were detected and seized.
After conducting searches, the involved person was detained in accordance with Art. 208 of the Criminal Procedural Code of Ukraine. Seized samples of weapons are transferred for examination.
The detainee was served a notice of suspicion of committing a crime stipulated by Part 1 Art. 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. Investigative actions are ongoing.
The operation to detect the offender was conducted jointly with the National police investigators under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Vinnytsia region.
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