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Illegal weapons sale has doubled in Ukraine

Totally, 119 cases of sale of weapons, ammunition, and explosives were recorded in 2018
09:22, 21 October 2018

Press service of the National Police

119 facts of the sale of weapons, ammunition, and explosives were recorded in Ukraine in 2018. Vyacheslav Abroskin, Principal Deputy Head of the National Police claimed this during the session on the basis of the work of the criminal police unit, reports the website of the body. 

According to him, one of the main tasks of operational staff is to find and eliminate the channels of weapons and ammunition supply. 

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‘Special attention should be paid to the identification of the illegal channels of arms flow from the east of the county to the regions, where there are no military actions. Consequently, it will be about the prevention of crimes committed with the use of weapons,’ reads the message. 

According to him, this year during the last special operation, 913 items of arms from illicit trafficking were seized and directed for analysis.  

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‘Only this year, we yet held two operations “Weapon and explosive.” During one of the operations, 913 items of firearms, 804 grenades, 266 explosives from illicit trafficking were seized. Also, almost 100 thousand ammo and 195kg of explosive substances were seized,’ Abroskin claimed.

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