Posted: 02.04.2024 16:15:48

Russia’s FSB seized 27 improvised explosives hidden in Orthodox icons from Ukraine via EU

The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB), together with customs officers, stopped the import of 27 improvised explosives, which were hidden in Orthodox icons and church utensils, from Ukraine to Russia through the EU countries, RIA Novosti reports


Information about the liquidation of the supply channel was reported by the Russian intelligence service, “In total, 27 icon-camouflaged and ready-to-use improvised explosive devices, 70kg of industrially manufactured high-power plastic explosive, 91 electric detonators, and parts of an RPG-7 shot were extracted from the cargo en route: Ukraine – Romania – Hungary – Slovakia – Poland – Lithuania – Latvia – Russia.”

The person involved in the commission of the crime was detained.

The Investigative Department of the FSB Directorate for the Pskov Region started investigating a criminal case on the illegal movement of explosives and explosive devices across the border by a group of persons by prior conspiracy.

The FSB of the Russian Federation added that all participants in the crime, including citizens of other states, will be put on the wanted list and brought to criminal responsibility under Russian law.