Law enforcers have arrested five residents of Chechnya's Kurchaloi district on suspicion of being members of an illegal armed unit, reported the Regional Operational Headquarters for coordinating the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.
While raiding the village of Novaya Zhizn, law enforcers came across a cache containing 4 Kalashnikov assault rifles, a Makarov pistol, a TT pistol, a Mauser, a revolver, 2 sporting guns and a large number of cartridges, said a source in the headquarters. Apparently, the weapons belonged to five locals.
The five suspects were immediately arrested. Police are checking into their affiliation with illegal armed units.
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