Kazakh border guards foil smuggling of non-ferrous metals

Photo: Kazakh border guards foil smuggling of non-ferrous metals
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Astana, Kazakhstan, July 17

By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Kazakh border guards foiled an attempt of illegal transportation of non-ferrous metals (copper), weighing about 100 tonnes, on the Kazakh-Russian border, the Border Service of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee said on July 17.

The message says five Kazakh citizens who were moving on the Karaganda-Orenburg route via trucks, carrying some 100 tonnes worth of non-ferrous metals, were detained.

The detainees did not have state licenses for processing and exporting the non-ferrous metals, which are needed for transporting such goods from Kazakhstan.

The estimated value of a scrap non-ferrous metals is about 120 million tenges ($1 - 183.52 tenge), according to the message.

Following the preliminary inspection, the seized cargo was transferred to the Financial Police of the Aktobe Region of Kazakhstan for further proceedings.

Edited by S.I.

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