An arms dealer considered too dangerous to leave last May by the Parole Board of Canada was nevertheless released on Friday.

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Anatoliy Vdovin had been serving a 10-year prison sentence since 2018 for arms trafficking.

During a search, the police had discovered everything necessary for the manufacture of 1,000 AK-47s, the assault rifle of choice for several terrorists, as well as 200 silencers and high-capacity magazines.

The 52-year-old, who considers himself a victim of the justice system, has demonstrated no adequate exit plan, according to the Parole Board of Canada (PBC).

His management team rated his risk of recidivism as moderate to high and noted that no progress has been noticed since the start of his sentence.

It was also raised that the individual exhibited an almost non-existent level of empathy.

However, as stipulated by law, a statutory release under supervision must be granted to him at two-thirds of his sentence.

It therefore does not result from a decision of the PBC. He was therefore allowed to leave the penitentiary on Friday.

Threats and the razor blade

Behind bars, Vdovin was aggressive towards staff, even going so far as to threaten some people.

After the complaint of one of them, the criminal had even been sentenced to serve an additional year of detention for death threats, summarized the commissioners who refused to release him in May.

We even discovered a razor blade hidden in an envelope in his personal effects.

The trafficker mentioned that, in order to avoid future problems, he would try to stay away from the authorities after his release.

In the meantime, he will have to reside in a halfway house and observe a curfew. He will not be entitled to any special leave and will have to undergo therapy for anger management.

He is also prohibited from consulting the internet and contacting anyone involved in criminal activities.

– With Antoine Lacroix