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The security forces stopped the activities of 23 underground weapons workshops. Including in the Crimea and Sevastopol

CrimeaPRESS reports:

According to the FSB, more than a hundred weapons were seized in 34 regions.

The Federal Security Service, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Russian Guard, seized more than a hundred weapons from underground gunsmiths in 34 regions of the country. This was reported to TASS at the Center for Public Relations (CSP) of the FSB.

The criminal activity of 59 residents of 34 regions of the country involved in the restoration of the combat properties of civilian weapons in clandestine workshops and their sale was suppressedthe message says.

In January, operational-search activities and investigative actions were carried out at the addresses of residence of illegal gunsmiths in Moscow and Sevastopol, the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, the Donetsk People’s Republic, Dagestan, Crimea, Komi, North Ossetia, Khakassia, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Stavropol Territories, Amur, Belgorod , Vladimirskaya. Voronezh, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Moscow, Ryazan, Samara, Sverdlovsk, Smolensk, Tver, Tomsk and Jewish Autonomous Regions.

As a result, 118 firearms of domestic and foreign production were seized from illicit trafficking, the activities of 23 clandestine workshops for the modernization of weapons and the manufacture of ammunition were stopped.— reported in the TsOS FSB.

Among those seized: 2 machine guns, 14 assault rifles, 3 submachine guns, 28 rifles, carbines and shotguns (Joseph, Vepr, Izh, Mosin, SKS, Mauser, Magtech), 65 pistols and revolvers, including Beretta , Browning, Colt, Mauser, Walther, Smith & Wesson, 2 underbarrel grenade launchers, as well as 17 artillery shells and mines, 21 hand grenades, 15 fuses, detonators and fuses, more than 12 kg of explosives, over 13 thousand rounds of various calibers, 118 main parts for firearms and 11 cold weapons.

Work to identify and suppress illegal activities related to the illegal manufacture, alteration and sale of weapons continues— noted in the TsOS FSB.

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