Wed, 12 Jul 2017


Photo: SBU

News of Ukraine:In Kharkiv region the security Service of Ukraine stopped functioning a powerful channel of smuggling of firearms into Ukraine.

As the press center of the SBU, a member of the international criminal group involved in smuggling of weapons, were both citizens of Ukraine and citizens of several European countries, as well as persons with dual citizenship.

“Attackers illegally imported military guns internationally, masking them under the guns for shooting of the cartridges Flaubert calibre of 4 mm, not prohibited through state border. In Ukraine, smuggled guns sold via the Internet”, – stated in the message.

SBU with the assistance of the State fiscal service detained two smugglers while trying to smuggle 43 brands guns Glock, Beretta, Colt, Browning, CZ, Astra, Bersa .

During searches in places of residence of the defendants and in places of storage of “goods” law enforcement officers seized more than 300 pieces of pistols, rifles and machine guns of foreign and domestic production, as well as accessories for firearms, equipment to rework and Bank card. The suitability of the seized weapons to fire live ammunition will be determined by expert research.

On this fact openly criminal proceedings under art. 201 (smuggling of firearms) and article 263 (illegal handling of firearms) of the Criminal code of Ukraine. Urgent investigative actions.

As reported, in early March in Kharkiv region, the SBU has implemented the first phase of the special operation in stopping the illicit channel of delivery of small arms in the country.