Russian detained after smuggling 15 kg of amber from Kaliningrad to Lithuania

Amber contraband
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A Russian woman has been detained after smuggling around 15 kilograms of amber from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad into Lithuania, the State Border Guard Service said on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Russian national had just passed the Kybartai border checkpoint when her Russia-registered VW Passat was pulled over by Lithuanian border guards in the town of Kybartai on Wednesday.

A thorough inspection revealed bags with about 15 kilograms of amber in a hidden compartment of the car.

The investigation is ongoing. The driver was released after questioning, but her car and the amber are held at the Kybartai border station.

Source: BNS
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