The US also announced that Lithuanians sold their highly valued semi-automatic sniper rifles M14 for nothing. The arms that are a dream of any collector were reportedly sold for less than 350 euro per item, web portal delfi.lt reported.
"This is actually a very low price," entrepreneur and member of Lithuania's Riflemen Union Chekanauskas Darius said cited by the media outlet. "Any collector would be willing to pay for these weapons € 25 000," he added.
Darius is one of the eight people who have bought the rifle from Lithuania's Weaponry Fund. Following the scandal, the fund requested customers to return the weapons and promised to refund the money spent on them. However, so far only five buyers have returned their purchase.
The US learned about the practice by accident, after receiving information from private collectors. According to the agreement signed by the two countries, the rifles can't be sold or handed over to third parties.