Vugrek’s Cell Phone Gun for Organized Crime

The Vugrek family of Croatia (Marko Sr, Marko Jr, and Ivan) were talented firearms designers, who ended up supplying organized crime. Their best-known development was the Agram 2000 submachine gun, a very well-built weapon submitted to Croatian military trials in the early 1990s. In the wake of prosecution for making the Agram illicitly after its military rejection, Marko Vugrek developed a. number of guns specifically for illicit use, including this well-done cell phone gun. They began to turn up in the Balkans and throughout Europe around 2007, and investigations traced them back to their Croatian creator.

A big thanks to the Croatian Police Museum (Muzej Policije) in Zagreb for giving me access to film this rare piece for you! Check them out at:


  1. I believe the first cell phone gun was created about an hour after the first cell phones hit the stores. And it was a newcomer to a very old fraternity.

    At least according to LAPD.

    One more example of the fact that, since its introduction in 1858, the lowly .22 rimfire has probably killed more men than all the dedicated “combat” cartridges put together. You simply do not need a “real” gun to make use of it.

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  2. Thank you for this video, Ian. It’s truly disheartening to witness the talents of individuals being tainted by criminal activities. The journey of the Agram 2000 submachine gun, from legitimate military testing to illicit production, is a compelling example of how weapon development can exacerbate the global issue of violence. I’ve had the opportunity to explore this topic in more depth through the article found at which provides a sobering perspective on how unchecked firearm development significantly contributes to violence, not only in the Balkans and Europe but on a global scale. We must engage in meaningful conversations and take action to address the consequences of the illegal arms trade, aiming to foster a safer and more secure society for all.

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