In the Amur region entered into force the sentence imposed by a resident of the city of Zeya Sergei Klinovitskaya, which is found in the woods a jar of gold and decided to appropriate it. November 7, zeyskiy district court found the 46-year-old man guilty of illegal storage and transportation of precious metals and sentenced him to one year and six months of imprisonment conditionally with a trial period one year six months, reports the website of the regional Prosecutor’s office.
According to authorities, in court the man completely admitted the guilt and repented of his actions, in connection with which the criminal proceedings were conducted in a special manner. In addition, when imposing sentence, the court considered positive characteristics of the accused, surrender, active contribution to disclosure and crime investigation. The gold itself, the court turned to the state income.
According to investigators, the man found gold on 6 July this year. Glass jar with precious metal – placer gold – lying on the side of the road Zeya – Golden Mountain on the territory of the Zeya district.
The total weight of the gold amounted to 882,87 grams (about 2.4 million). The defendant decided to move the discovery to his home, but was detained by employees of management of FSB across the Amur region.
In fact the incident a criminal case was initiated under part 1 of article 191 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation (illegal storage, transportation of precious metals). The man faced up to five years of imprisonment or forced labor.
A similar incident occurred in August of this year, when the inhabitant of Zeya received two years probation and a fine of 100 thousand rubles for the fact that transporting in his car 3.2 kg of gold valued at 9.6 million rubles. He stated that a parcel of gold was found in the woods in the neighboring Tyndinsky district, said the regional Prosecutor’s office.
In June 2015, the Chinese citizen has hidden gold in the forest two district – before leaving home, he laid in a stash of about 4 kilograms of gold worth over 6 million rubles. In April 2016, the man again came to Russia, took the gold and carried it to Blagoveshchensk, but were stopped by FSB officers.
On the North of Amur region and adjacent areas in the South of Yakutia and in East Transbaikalia – are large gold deposits.