About ten kilograms of contraband Amber were confiscated by Customs officials. A citizen of Ukraine, aged 32, was arrested today by officers at the customs border Cahul-Oancea, being suspected of an attempt of amber smuggling in large proportions.

Once the car of the suspect was subjected to scanning, Customs inspectors found about 10 kg of stones of different shapes and sizes similar to amber in the spare tire of the vehicle. 

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The person was detained for 72 hours, and a criminal case was initiated on the respective case, which provides for a sentence of 3 to 10 years of imprisonment.

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