Three tons of Russian guns seized at border

  • 1998-12-10
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Russian authorities are trying to find out who was behind an attempt to illegally ship three tons of aviation weapons through Latvia.During a routine check of a train heading from Russia to Riga on Nov. 8, customs officers in the Russian town of Pechora found two railway carriages with 347 gun parts onboard.The documents with the cargo listed the guns as scrap ferrous metal. But the gun parts, according to a Russian television report, showed no sign of wear and appeared to be in working order.The weapons were immediately seized by law enforcement officials.Police believe the cargo wa...
The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times. If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times, please authorize yourself.

In case you don't have a subscription yet - please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section