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A Russian woman has been detained after smuggling around 15 kilograms of amber from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad into Lithuania, the State Border Guard Service said on Thursday.
Amber contraband
Amber contraband
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The 33-year-old Russian national had just passed the Kybartai border checkpoint when her Russia-registered VW Passat was pulled over by Lithuanian border guards in the town of Kybartai on Wednesday.

A thorough inspection revealed bags with about 15 kilograms of amber in a hidden compartment of the car.

The investigation is ongoing. The driver was released after questioning, but her car and the amber are held at the Kybartai border station.

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