KARACHAEVO-CHERKESSIA, 18 January, Caucasus Times. In 2005, number of intentional murders in Karachaevo-Cherkessia decreased by 9%, while general number of crimes increased by 14.1%. This information has been released during the session of the enlarged board of Interior Ministry of Karachaevo-Cherkessia.
As Caucasus Times correspondent has been informed by the sources in the republican Interior Ministry, in 2005 73 intentional murders have been committed in the republic. Out of this number, 67 murders have been disclosed.
In 2005 members of law enforcement agencies confiscated 15 kg of drugs, 1981 peaces of weapons, 6 kg of explosive materials and 7 explosive devices.
“Control over the legal traffic of the weapons has been tightened. Members of Interior Ministry conducted 18569 controls of the population and found out 780 of different violations. 780 owners of the weapons were punished”, – press service of the Interior Ministry noticed.