Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@RIADagestan
This is the Hollywood-style moment a police jeep chases a Lada on an icy street before Russian cops on foot drag the two suspects out of the car and find multiple assault rifles.
The two suspects, both aged 23, were arrested in the town of Kizlyar in the south-western Russian republic of Dagestan for the illegal possession of weapons.
According to local media, the friends, who claimed to be on their way to a wedding, were seen firing guns and eyewitnesses called the police.
Officers were forced to chase the suspects’ Lada when they reportedly refused to stop.
During the arrest, the cops found a Saiga MK semi-automatic rifle, a Vepr-12 rifle, a Kalashnikov AK-103 assault rifle, a Type 81 assault rifle, as well as ammunition and an air pistol that had been altered to fire bullets, according to local media.
The suspects reportedly had no licences for the weapons.
The pair has been arrested while the investigation continues. If found guilty, they could face up to four years in prison.
In the dramatic video footage, the suspects’ car is seen swerving to the side of the road with a police jeep in hot pursuit.
The Lada driver then reverses and spins on the icy road before cops on foot catch up with the vehicle and drag the occupants out.
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