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Three men convicted for possessing lethal firearms

 

Intelligence Agency News – Three men have been convicted for their role in a plot to import 89 lethal firearms into the UK following an investigation by the joint Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency’s Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

In early 2017, OCP officers established that an organised crime group were involved in the importation of a large number of illegal weapons from mainland Europe.

They shared information with Border Force officers based at Coquelles, France, who stopped a vehicle before it entered the Channel Tunnel en-route to the UK on 1 July 2017.

Searches of the vehicle’s trailer revealed 79 viable 4mm and 6mm handguns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, all hidden in specially adapted concealments in engine blocks.

The driver of the vehicle, a Polish courier, had collected the engines from Denis Kolencukov, 24, at the Orlen petrol station in Boleslawiec, Poland the previous day on 30th June, unaware of their lethal contents.

Kolencukov was arrested as he arrived in Dover from Dunkirk on the same day (1 July).

CCTV showed Kolencukov moving two engine blocks into the trailer of a vehicle before the courier drove off. A diary seized from the courier had an entry on 30 June stating ‘engine, Boleslawiec’ and a telephone number for Kolencukov.

Five other diary entries were confirmed to be previous importations of engines conducted by Kolencukov, all of which were believed to contain firearms and ammunition. Read more

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Three men convicted for possessing lethal firearms

 

Three men have been convicted for their role in a plot to import 89 lethal firearms into the UK following an investigation by the joint Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency’s Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

Three men convicted for possessing lethal firearms

 

Three men have been convicted for their role in a plot to import 89 lethal firearms into the UK following an investigation by the joint Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency’s Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).