EP propose to toughen punishment for illegal production of bombs

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First Deputy head of the faction «United Russia», Adalbi Shhagoshev will prepare amendments to the criminal code toughening the punishment for illegal production of explosive devices.

FSB detained in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk the three criminals who have found 36 homemade bombs and weapons, the criminal group is detained.

«At the present time, article 223 of part one of the Criminal code — «Illegal manufacture of explosives, illegal manufacture, alteration or repair explosive devices» — involves the deprivation of liberty from 3 to 6 years, and if these acts are committed by a group of persons on preliminary arrangement, from 5 to 8 years if an organized group from 8 to 12 years. In my opinion, these sanctions not commensurate with the gravity of these crimes, and believe that they need to tighten. I will prepare relevant amendments to the criminal code,» said Shhagoshev reporters on Tuesday.

The politician said that a person or group of persons that produce bombs, «know that their bomb will be used and people will die». «Despite this, they are engaged in the manufacture of explosive devices. So the tightening is essential,» he said.

The politician also stressed that «Russia’s FSB had a very high-quality operation that answers many questions, including about the origin of the explosive devices that were discovered on the territory of the country.»

«Moreover, it is important to note that this is not an ordinary collection of weapons and bombs, and the revelation of a laboratory for their production, which, thanks to the efficient actions of law enforcement officials, stopped», — he concluded.