“The illegal activities of 39 citizens in 19 regions of the Russian Federation, involved in restoring the combat properties of civilian weapons and making ammunition, were stopped,” the report said.

As noted, 76 pieces of firearms were seized, including machine guns, machine guns, rifles, carbines, pistols, revolvers, grenades, cartridges, explosives and other samples.

According to the agency, the activity of four clandestine workshops equipped with special equipment for the modernization of weapons and the manufacture of cartridges was discontinued.

At the end of January, the secret service exposed an underground weapons workshop near Kaluga.