Yakutia 24 TV channel: Police stopped a truck with more than 1,5 kg of natural gold inside on Kolyma federal highway.
Police found five yellow bars of various shapes and weights. The mineralogical examination showed that the seized metal was natural gold with a total weight of more than 1,5 kilograms and a value of more than 4,7 million rubles.
According to the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs, the malefactors illegally mined alluvial gold in the territory of the Magadan Region from October to December 2019. Then they made the bars out of it to make jewelry further.
It is noted that the truck was driven by a 44-year-old native of the Republic of Dagestan. There was also previously convicted 29-year-old man. A criminal case has been instituted against them under the article “Illegal circulation of amber, jade or other semiprecious stones, precious metals, precious stones or pearls”. The suspects were assigned a recognizance not to leave the place, the criminal investigation is ongoing.