A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling
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During search operations by police on June 4, 2021, a 48-year-old man from the village of Javkandak, Istaravshan, was detained on suspicion of smuggling and trafficking during a flight ?2092 "Khujand-Irkutsk". was illegally arrested.
During the search of the luggage, 180 ancient coins were found and seized.
Based on the findings of a leading specialist of the Department for the Protection and Use of Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, the coins submitted for examination are in good condition and feature serial production.
These coins have numismatic value and have historical, cultural and museum significance.
According to the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan "On the export and import of historical and cultural values from the borders of the Republic of Tajikistan" informal transfer of historical and cultural values from the territory of the Republic is prohibited and provides for liability.
The actions of the suspect provided for elements of a crime under Article 289 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Tajikistan.
An investigation is under way.
Source: Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan