November 23, 2012 21:28
Police prevent theft of engines from defense industry plant outside St. Pete
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov 23 (Interfax) - St. Petersburg police have prevented the theft of naval equipment from a defense industry plant in Kronstadt, the Interior Ministry department for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region reported on Friday.
Police operatives uncovered a Mercedes car with a trailer, in which two engines worth presumably $250,000 were hidden. The suspected organizers of the crime were also detained on the plant's territory.
The suspects planned to sell the engines to a 56-year-old businessman born in Leningrad and a 53-year-old Murmansk resident, who would resell them with fake documents for cash to another plant, the police department said.
A criminal case has been opened under Criminal Code Article 158 Part 4 (large-scale theft committed by an organized group). The suspects could have been responsible for other similar crimes, it said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
November 28, 2014
De Marjerie's name to be given to Russian ship - Putin
Luhansk People's Republic says takes control of energy enterprises
Council of Europe chief protests Russia's "foreign agents" law
Russia, Turkey to develop space cooperation by launching TurkSat-4B satellite
Main indexes of the Russia stock market for November 28
Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss chemical weapons
Russian Duma chief calls for "constructive dialogue" with Ukraine parliament
Lavrov invites Council of Europe to join law compliance monitoring in all of Ukraine (Part 2)
Ruble plummets on oil prices following OPEC decision
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY: BULAVA BALLISTIC MISSILE SUCCESSFULLY TEST-FIRED FROM SHIP IN BARENTS SEA
Russian Duma chief "surprised" by EU abstention during UN vote on anti-Nazism resolution
Ukraine army positions allegedly attacked on dozens of occasions on Friday
Naryshkin, Jagland agree humanitarian aid should go to Donbas population