Detention in Kaunas: the value of the arsenal is determined, and the operation scheme of the arms mafia is explored

The value of one such Glock pistol on the black market ranges from 2,000 to 2,500 euros.

At the time, 25 such Class A firearms ended up in the hands of the officers during this unprecedented arrest.

Kaunas police photo/Part of the arsenal of weapons:

Kaunas police photo/Part of the arsenal of weapons: “Glock” pistols

It is easy to calculate that the total “street price” of the confiscated arsenal would reach at least 50,000 euros, and in the case of more lucrative deals, the arms mafia would get 60,000 euros or even more.

Retention – in the heat of the bargain

The officers of the Organized Crime Investigation Board of the Kaunas County Chief Police Commissariat, the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau and the Lithuanian Police Anti-Terrorist Operations Squad “Aras” conducted a series of arrests and searches last week – a very large amount of so-called illegally held weapons ended up in the hands of the officers.

The suspects, two sellers and one buyer, were arrested during a gun sale transaction.

Two suspects are previously known to law enforcement officials, one of whom has a previous conviction for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, explosives or explosives.

Understand instantly

  • On Friday, May 19, the officers arrested three residents of Kaunas County (born in 1976, born in 1972 and born in 1963). Two of these persons were well known to the police officers.
  • During the searches, 25 Glock pistols, an Agram automatic rifle, a shotgun, a silencer and other weapons were found in various places in Kaunas County and beyond.

“During the pre-trial investigation, the aim will be to find out all the circumstances of the incident – from where the weapons were brought to Lithuania, what was the purpose of their sale and other details relevant to the investigation”, – the portal on Thursday 15min informed Tautvilė Merkevičiūtė, chief specialist of the Communications Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Lithuania.

Arrested for the maximum term, there is a risk of long imprisonment

Kaunas district Officials of the Organized Crime Investigation Board of the VPK Criminal Police are conducting a pre-trial investigation regarding this incident regarding illegal possession of firearms, ammunition, explosives or explosive materials in accordance with Article 253 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania. 2 d. This is punishable by four to eight years in prison.

Arrests for a period of 3 months are the strictest preventive measures for detained persons.

The investigation is organized and led by the prosecutors of the Organized Crime and Corruption Investigation Department of the Kaunas District Prosecutor’s Office.

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