STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–The Interior Ministry of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic issued a statement Tuesday warning the population against the illegal keeping of weapons. "The recent events show that part of the population is illegally keeping large quantities of weapons and ammunition. Due to prompt and swift measures undertaken by the law-enforcement agencies–large quantities of arms–ammunition–and military uniforms have been discovered and confiscated–reads the statement.
The statement reads that many individuals have been arrested–and that 15 criminal cases have been opened in connection with these facts. The statement also reminds that persons who give away weapons voluntarily will not be held accountable.