MOSCOW, April 29 (RAPSI) – A court in the Amur Region will hear a criminal case against a resident of Russia’s Republic of Ingushetia charged with illegal possession and transportation of nearly 1 kilos of solid gold, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office has told RAPSI.

According to the investigation, in September 2019, the accused purchased in the Amur Region precious metal containing 916,92 grams of chemically pure gold. A week later, the man was arrested when transporting metal he had bought illegally. The gold was estimated at 2.8 million rubles (about $40,000) and seized from illegal circulation, the statement reads.

The Russian resident could face up to 5 years in prison if convicted.