Yakutsk resident convicted of smuggling alluvial gold worth 10 million rubles
Yakutia 24 TV channel: A court sentenced a resident of the republic to three years probation with a fine of 100 thousand rubles for the illegal transport of alluvial gold weighing about five kilograms.
UFSB officers detained a man transporting precious metal by car for the purpose of illegal sale during operational-search measures. After inspecting his vehicle, they found natural loose placer gold with a total weight of about five kilograms. The precious metal, valued more than 10 million rubles according to the RF Central Bank quotation, was hidden in the components of the car.
Precious metal has been turned into state revenue.