St. Petersburg investigators opened a criminal case under the criminal code of smuggling weapons from countries of the European Union to the Russian Federation, organized by employees of the Federal penitentiary service, SWAT and five residents of St. Petersburg, said the official authorized Investigation Department of Russia Vladimir Markin.
"For the execution of the criminal plan, the members of organized illegal groups acquired within the EU a significant number of handguns, an assault rifle, ammunition and parts of firearms that are illegally transported him to St. Petersburg and kept in their homes. Brought weapons in future they planned to sell ", – he said. On Thursday in the process of the searches, investigators together with the employees of the regional departments of the FSB and the interior Ministry confiscated a hundred weapons, as well as among them " Walter P ", Star SA, Glock, a large number of ammunition of various calibers, as well as many main parts of firearms – barrels For pistols, frames and other parts, Markin said, RIA " Novosti ". Remember, 21 July the FSB stopped the illegal activities of the group, who organized a major channel of smuggling of weapons from the European Union and Ukraine on a platform of Russia.