Russian woman detained at Moscow airport for attempt to transport $142k diamonds abroad
The Russian citizen was going to fly to Tel Aviv.
At Domodedovo airport, MIA officers have detained a passenger of the flight Moscow-Tel Aviv, who tried to take out diamonds worth more than 8 million rubles ($142 thousand) to Israel. This is reported by OPER slil channel on Telegram.
It is noted that the woman detained is a resident of the Moscow region born in 1964. According to examination, the seized precious stones are natural cut diamonds nearly 437 carats in weight. Their value is estimated at more than 8 million rubles.
A criminal case under the attributes of an offence under part 1 of Art. 191 of the Russian Criminal Code (Illegal Turnover of Natural Precious Stones) and part 1 of Art. 226.1 (Smuggling) has been initiated against the woman. An investigation is underway.
According to the Russian MIA’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, the detention of Russian woman Maria Butina in the US was specifically timed to coincide with the summit of Putin and Trump in order to minimize the effect of the presidents’ meeting.