World Bulletin / News Desk
An illegal arms dealer gang has been caught out in Moscow with a massive cache of arms discovered and confiscated by police reports RT. The haul includes eight kilograms of TNT, 30 hand grenades, antipersonnel mines, mortar mines, an air bomb, 15 artillery shells, 40 electric detonators, 55 handgun parts, about 10,000 rounds of ammunition, and a large amount of gunpowder.
The gang was neutralized in a joint police and Federal Security Service (FSB) sting.
The main cache was found in a suspects' garage. During an inspection of the location, a ready-to-use handmade bomb was discovered. The device was destroyed at the scene.
The criminals are apparently a part of a group called "black diggers,” who illegally excavate WWII battlegrounds, often finding medals and other collectors' items, as well corroded handguns that can be renovated.
The gang had three rifles, a machine-gun, two revolvers, a sawn-off shotgun and a number of bayonets.
Police also discovered 17 tubes of the psychoactive substance Taren (Aprophene), an anti-toxin drug found in Soviet-era military first aid kits.