Belarusian siloviki have detained the head of the heat and power center of the Haradzeya sugar plant Leanid Shtein and a man from his entourage — they found dozens of grenades, explosives, thousands of cartridges and other weapon.
According to the MIA website, on September 7, in the agro-town of Krasnaye in the Homiel region, traffic policemen stopped a car driven by a citizen of Haradzeya. The policemen found a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the car with a silencer, Makarov and TT pistols, several clips for the listed weapons, a rifle, 4 hand grenades, 3 explosives and hundreds of cartridges of various calibres.
The MIA does not mention the name of the citizen of Haradzeya, however according to TUT.by it is the 48-year-old head of the thermal power station of Haradzeya sugar plant Leanid Shtein. The investigators opened a criminal case under Part 2 of Art. 295 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (illegal use of firearms, ammunition and explosives), he was placed in a temporary detention facility.
In the apartment, the garage and the office of Shtein were found a lot of weapons. Some of them were registered. Others, like a machine gun, five assault rifles, 10 rifles, 10 pistols, 28 grenades, 265 explosive devices, about 2 kg of explosives and about 10 thousand rounds of various calibres were non-registered.
Police also detained an associate of Shtein in whose house they also found non-registered weapons.
The siloviki are now trying to establish the sources of the origin of these weapons and possible accomplices in the illicit arms trade.
As was previously reported by belsat.eu, the Haradzeya sugar factory delivers its products to the separatists of the DNR and LNR.