Weapons and drugs: a dangerous criminal was detained in Transcarpathia (PHOTOS)
Today, on August 7, at about 2 am, officers of the Beregovo district patrol police response team stopped a Volkswagen Transporter, which was moving in the dark without the headlights on.
A 33-year-old local resident was driving the minibus. The man has previously been convicted of crimes related to drug and arms trafficking. During a cursory inspection of the vehicle, police officers noticed objects resembling weapons in the car. An investigative team was called to the scene to conduct a detailed inspection.
In the car, investigators found and confiscated bags of drugs - marijuana and methamphetamine. In addition, police found in the car a bag, in which the driver hid a rifle with an optical sight and a silencer. Spare parts for another rifle, thermal imager, optical sight, two rounds of ammunition and a starting pistol.
Investigators initiated two criminal proceedings over this incident - under Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, ie illegal handling of weapons and Article 309 of the Criminal Code, illegal storage, transportation of drugs without the purpose of sale.
The armed resident of Beregovo was detained by the police in accordance with Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine and placed in a temporary detention center.
Police are currently investigating the man's motives for transporting the weapon and its origin. The investigation into the case is ongoing.
Communication department of the Transcarpathian regional police
15 June 2020 11:18
5 August 2020 09:32