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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Navy Officials In Missile Plot

Chief Military Prosecutor Sergei Fridinsky said Wednesday that a group of naval officials had attempted to smuggle $18 million worth of anti-submarine missiles and aviation bombs to China.

"A few days ago we sent material to start criminal proceedings against Navy officials and some businessmen who brought 30 contraband anti-submarine missiles and 200 aviation bombs into Tajikistan for onward sale to China for $18 million," Fridinsky told a meeting of prosecutors chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev.

Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo confirmed the incident.

It was unclear to whom the smugglers planned to sell the weapons.