Russian Customs Detain Man with 26000 Diamonds

RIA Novosti
Monday 11th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 11 (RIA Novosti) – Customs officers at the Moscow Sheremetyevo international airport arrested on Monday a Russian citizen who attempted to smuggle 26,000 diamonds with a total weight of 166 grams (830 carats) into the country. The passenger, whose identity has not been revealed, arrived in Moscow on a flight from Dubai. He stashed the undeclared diamonds of various shapes and colors in Apple iPhone 5 boxes. “The experts roughly estimate the value of the diamonds at 5 million rubles [about $162,000],” the Customs press service said in a statement. “The detained passenger …

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