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Russian security conducts operation against clandestine gunsmiths

Russian security conducts operation against clandestine gunsmiths

Moscow, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) identified 55 clandestine gunsmiths in 21 regions of the country, seizing more than 220 weapons, as per reports of the public relations center.
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In addition to the suspension of the criminal activities of these persons, 27 clandestine workshops where weapons were being repaired and sold, in addition to manufacturing ammunition, were discovered and closed.

The list of seizures includes six assault rifles (AKS-74U, AK-103, AKMS), three machine guns, 12 submachine guns (PPSh, Kedr, Czech VZ-26), 108 rifles and carbines, 93 pistols and revolvers and 52 artillery ammunition.

Mines, hand grenades, main parts and components of weapons and 7.5 kilograms of explosives were also seized.

The FSB assured that it continues with the work of identifying and suppressing activities associated with the illegal manufacture, alteration and sale of weapons.


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