Updated at 23:19,25-10-2016

Weapons Stolen from Belarusian Military Bases Sold to Russian Criminals

26-01-2010, 16:19

The criminals who have organized regular supplies of weapons from Belarusian military bases to Russian criminal groups have been detained in Moscow and Minsk.

The detention operation of the international gang of weapon dealers took place in Belarus and Russia at the same time, reports Russian "5 channel". Policemen found carbines, guns, hundreds of cartridges and an explosive in the flat of the group’s leader.

Policemen had been watching the group’s activities for about a year. It turned out that the gangsters did not only resell old weapons but also organized supplies of guns and submachine guns recently stolen from Belarusian military bases.

However, none of the detained has pled guilty. All of them claim they are just successful collectors.