4 Nov 2019 16:22

Russian woman jailed for 17 years for smuggling 100 kg of ecstasy into Belarus

MINSK. Nov 4 (Interfax) - A court in Belarus has sentenced a Russian woman to imprisonment for 17 year for drug smuggling.

"By means of partially combining the sentences, the final punishment handed down to her in the form of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony was 17 years," the press service for the Brest Regional Court said.

The court found her guilty of illegal possession, massive smuggling of drug substances and dangerous psychotropic drugs with intent of selling, and illegal crossing of the border of the EAEU.

"The sentence has not entered into effect and can be challenged and appealed," the court said.

As reported, the 38-year-old Russian woman was detained at the Domachevo checkpoint while entering Belarus from Poland this may. While examining her vehicle, employees of the Brest Customs Service found 100 packets of ecstasy totaling 100 kilograms and two parcels with hashish weighing 357 grams stashed in it.

The Belarusian State Customs Committee said earlier that it is the largest batch of drugs, which has been detected on the Belarusian border in the past 25 years.