Soldiers in Russia’s Far East suspected of selling grenades

Investigators have launched a criminal case against two soldiers in Russia’s Far East island of Sakhalin, who are suspected of stealing and selling hand grenades from their military unit, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Friday.

According to investigators, one of the privates had stolen a Soviet-designed F1 hand grenade, aka limonka (lemon grenade), while performing his duties at the arms depot, then gave it to his accomplice who sold it.

Soon after the first deal, the soldier stole another eight grenades with the pins and sold them individually.

Both men are facing arms theft and arms trafficking charges.

A full investigation is underway, the committee said.



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