The smuggling of weapons into Ukraine was blocked by the counterintelligence of the SBU

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The smuggling of weapons into Ukraine was blocked by the counterintelligence of the SBU 

Ukraine will no longer be allowed to smuggle military weapons of destruction, that is, any small arms and spare parts thereto. Such activity was blocked by the counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine.


The discovery of the SBU in Kyiv and Kyiv region is truly impressive. Operators and investigators tracked the illegal importation of components of combat automatic weapons into the territory of our country from abroad. There were no problems at the customs border and the goods were transported without any difficulties or obstacles, as they were positioned as weapons of non-lethal action. However, this "journey" of the goods did not end, because after customs clearance, the weapons were already collected at our enterprise and actively shipped to domestic markets and abroad as a sport. Managers of one of the Ukrainian private enterprises, whose specialization is weapons development, resorted to such tricks.


During a special operation, more than 150 items of illegally imported weapons were found at one of the customs posts in the Kyiv region, and law enforcement officers seized an entire batch of components for the manufacture of weapons. This lock did not end there. Subsequently, during the authorized searches at the places of residence of the defendants in the proceedings and the office of the enterprise, more than 30 pistols, submachine guns, rifles, grenade launchers and grenades were added to the units already seized. The number of ammunition for small arms and other military weapons was found to be extraordinary - about 3 thousand. The found financial documentation served as confirmation of the signing of contracts for arms deliveries abroad.


The process of exposing the unlawful scheme took place under the direction of the prosecutor's office of Kyiv region. Now investigative actions within the limits of criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 201 of the Criminal code of Ukraine continue.

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