Security Service prevents illegal sale of portable radio stations stolen from military unit

Source : 112 Ukraine

A former military man tried to sell the devices for the total of 50,000 USD
22:35, 15 December 2020

Man busted, trying to sell military hardware, December 2020

The SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) has prevented the illegal sale of three portable multi-functional radio stations, which were stolen from a military unit in the Lviv region. Ex-military serviceman planned to get 50,000 U.S. dollars for these devices, SBU press office reports.

"SBU workers detained former serviceman trying to illegally sell three communication devices for USD 30,000. The detainee also carried software, antennas and other details for military hardware", reads the message.

Law enforcers opened criminal proceedings on the respective article of the Criminal Code; the culprit will face pre-trial detention.

Related: Two Ukrainian army officers busted with smuggling guns, explosives

Earlier, we reported that Ukrainian law enforcers blocked the channel of smuggling weapons and explosives. The culprits appeared to be two officers of the Armed Forces. 

"In Odesa region, a group of individuals was involved in illegal storage, procurement and smuggling of ammunition and explosive items without the legally approved license", reads the message. 

As the law enforcers seized the arms cache, they documented the smuggling of AKS-74U assault rifle, a 9-mm home-made handgun reprocessed from a 9-mm Makarov; more than 75 9x18mm rounds; over 2,600 rounds of caliber 5.45x39 mm; more than 2,100 rounds of 7.62 mm; 10 fuzes for hand grenades; 200 gram of TNT, 15 rounds to Degtyarev-Shpagin machine gun; five F-1 grenades; three smoke pellets and body armor.

Related: Old lady tried smuggling drugs across Ukraine-Russia border

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