Kazakh border guards foil smuggling of non-ferrous metals
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.