Space factory worker held for making weaponsMay 31st, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An employee at a rocket engine factory in central Russia has been held for making, storing and trafficking firearms.
The 38-year old worker, who made pistols and rifles at the workplace in Voronezh city, would secretly remove them from the factory premises and sell them, Lifenews.ru portal quoted police as saying Thursday.
Police got a tip-off but it took them about a year to catch the suspect red-handed.
His company manufactures engines for space systems and makes aircraft engines, as well as parts and components for rail and motor transport systems.
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