In the Odintsovo district of Moscow region, police detained a man who had two machine guns in his car. On this subject informed RBC, citing a source within the police and an interlocutor familiar with the elements of the criminal case.
The detainee was a 25-year-old man from the Altai Territory who came to Moscow on vacation.
According to one of the sources, the man was stopped by a traffic policeman to check documents. In the trunk of his Honda Pilot car were two Kalashnikovs and 30 cartridges for them. When exactly the arrest took place, RBC does not specify.
The detainee told interrogators that he signed a contract with one of the structures of Wagner PMC and participated in the war in Ukraine. The RBC source claims that a representative of PMC management came to the police department.
A criminal case was opened against the man for illegal possession of weapons (part 1 of article 222 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation), the maximum penalty under this article is five years in prison. If a preventive measure has been chosen for the detainee, RBC does not report.
In early December, the court in Rostov-on-Don stopped Pavel Nikolin, suspected of having assaulted police officers near the customs post at the exit of the city of Novochakhtinsk. The man had a Kalashnikov light machine gun. He injured one of the policemen and fled, he was arrested the next day. In court, Nikolin said he opened fire because he mistook the police for the Ukrainian army. Base writingthat Nikolin is a former prisoner of the Ufa IK-4, who was serving a sentence for theft and robbery. In the colony, he was recruited for the war in Ukraine as part of the Wagner PMC.