Ordinary traffic stop worth its weight in gold, diamonds, sapphires

A VAZ-21099, owned by a 30-year-old resident of Tumen, a regional center, was halted November 20 for inspection at a regular police post on the Moscow Highway.

Inspection by the traffic officers turned up 390 diamonds, 59 sapphires and 150 grams of gold, the press service of the Tyumen Regional Police reported.

The driver had no documents for the valuables. He now faces charges for illegal trafficking in valuable metals and gems.

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