Alla Marchenko, a spokesman for Research Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa region said at a briefing about the details of the most resonant criminal events of last week.
Police in conjunction with the Security Service of Ukraine held a detention of gang that traded weapons and explosives.
A month ago, information was received that a man of 37 years engaged in sales of ammunition. Was instituted proceeding under Article “Terrorist act”. It has been found and recorded two facts of selling of explosive devices. Also were identified his accomplices. A criminal group consisted of 7 people. They were engaged in manufacturing explosive devices and selling of weapons and ammunition. Among the participants of the criminal group were taxi drivers, military, entrepreneur and leader was chief of security one of Odessa’s supermarket chains.
Criminals were seized 88 hand grenades F1, 2 Kalashnikov, 4 TNT blocks, 8 grenade launchers, about 9 thousand rounds of ammunition and 200 thousand UAH for the sale of ammunition.
Now Police is checking their involvement in other crimes, committed in Odessa region and country.
Also last weekend, was detained a 28-year-old man. His suspicious behavior attracted the attention of the patrol. He was stopped for inspection. In his bag were found 18 hand grenades RGD-5 and about 2 thousand rounds. 2 grenades with fuses and were listed in readiness. Explain where he got the gun, the detainee refused. Now it turns out the involvement of the detainee to other crimes.