February 07, 2013 11:48
Titanium smuggling attempt prevented in Primorsky territory
VLADIVOSTOK. Feb 7 (Interfax) - The Primorsky territorial department of the Federal Security Service and Ussuriysk customs have prevented illegal exports of five tons of titanium, the Far Eastern transport prosecutor's office reports.
"An attempt has been made to illegally carry on a motor vehicle over five tons of metal with the value nearing 6 million rubles across the border at the Ussuriysk customs post," the report said.
A criminal case was opened on the counts of contraband of large amounts of a strategic commodity.
"The Primorsky territorial transport prosecutor's office upheld the decision as lawful and grounded. Investigative procedures are underway. The metal was impounded," the report said.
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