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August 15, 2022

DIICOT checks credibility of media information on gun-runners related upon by Sky News team

The head of the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), Daniel Horodniceanu (photo) says that the body the helm of which he finds himself at, is checking upon the information in the media regarding the gun-runners in Romania, adding that there are “many unknowns and inconsistencies.”

“We check upon credibility of those carried today by the media. There are many unknowns, many inconsistencies. It looks a bit odd that the arms dealers have let themselves to be taken photos of, by the British journalists especially that they let understand they knew the buyers were journalists,” on Sunday said Horodniceanu for Agerpres.

Several investigation journalists with the Sky News came to Romania to meet some dealers willing to sell weaponry to buyers from Western Europe, the British broadcaster says.

After months of negotiations, the Sky News’ team was guided to a remote area in Romania to meet the members of a gun-runners gang ready to show their offer.

We fetch them (the weapons – editor’s note) from Ukraine, together with the ammunition, as many as you want, allegedly said one of the gang’s members. Then he added his gang only deals fire arms, but that they had tight connections with another gang specialized in heavy weaponry, such as grenades and mines. Among the weapons displayed to the journalists it looks that they’ve shown high-end sniper rifles, of which one is wortht 3,000 euro, an Austrian Steyr.

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