Smuggler Caught with Over 2 Kilos of Diamonds

Smuggler Caught with Over 2 Kilos of Diamonds
Created: 22.04.2004 11:00 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:33 MSK

Police in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport detained an Armenian citizen
who was trying to smuggle over 2.6 kg of uncut diamonds into Russia,
ITAR-TASS reported, citing the airport police press service.

The suspect, 39, was detained at about 10:30 p.m. Moscow time
Wednesday. During a passenger security check on a flight from
Yerevan, guards discovered that the suspect was wearing a fabric belt
under his jumper. The belt contained 12 plastic bags filled with
precious stones – each diamond’s value was up to two carats. The
overall weight of the stones was 2.65 kilograms.

Specialists are currently establishing the value of the confiscated
diamonds, ITAR-TASS reported.

A criminal investigation has been launched into the illegal
circulation of precious stones and smuggling.