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SWAT holds eight armed foreigners in Kherson village

The group was in possession of automatic rifles, pistols, thermal imagers, and military uniforms.

SWAT holds eight armed foreigners in Kherson village
Photo: Photo: hr.npu.gov.ua

Law enforcers detained during a raid in a village of Kherson Region, Chornobayivka, eight foreign nationals aged 28 to 45.

The special unit officers found an improvised explosive device, a Kalashnikov AK-74U, a sniper rifle, Tikka rifle, three Glock pistols, a Makarov pistol, over 500 rounds of ammunition, six grenades, silencers, thermal imagers, night vision equipment, military uniforms, balaclavas and 36 thousand dollars, according to the national police website.

The detainees had IDs, the authenticity of which is in doubt.

The raid with the involvement of special forces was conducted after a tip suggesting that the suspect may have been implicated in an armed robbery.

The chief of the National Police Serhiy Knyazev wrote on Facebook that the detained were members of a criminal group specialized in extortion and robbery in the south of the country.