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April 18, 2024
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Finance Ministry investigators arrest foreign citizen, seize $48,275 in gold

The Investigation Service of Georgia’s Ministry of Finance on Wednesday said its professionals had arrested a foreign citizen for attempting to smuggle a “particularly large” quantity of gold items.

The Service said its investigation had found the offender had attempted to illegally being 1,237 grams of gold items valued at ₾128,159 ($48,275) across the Sarpi border crossing checkpoint with Turkey in the south-west of the country.

The crime is punishable with imprisonment from five to seven years.

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