Kazakh border guards prevent drug smuggling attempts over weekend
Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan. 26
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Over the weekend, Kazakhstan's border guards prevented a number of attempts of drug trafficking across the country's border, the Border Service of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan said Jan. 26.
In particular, the border guards of the Auyl checkpoint detained a citizen of Kazakhstan in the east of the country for attempting to smuggle psychotropic substance to Russia.
The person was detained during a border control of a bus, which was running the Ust-Kamenogorsk-Novosibirsk route.
Aside from that, the border guards at the Shemonaikha checkpoint of the Soltustik regional department arrested a 27-year-old citizen of Kazakhstan for attempting to smuggle about 90 grams of marijuana during a border control in a passenger train running on the Ridder-Astana route.
Law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan were notified with regard to all the cases of detention. An investigation is underway.
Edited by SI