17:50 / 23.05.2024

Major jewelry smuggling attempt foiled at Tashkent border post

Jewelry items worth an estimated 1 billion 770 million UZS were discovered covertly hidden inside the bus's spare wheel.

Photo: Tashkent Regional Customs Administration

The detection took place at the "Gishtkuprik" border customs post in the Tashkent region, conducted by law enforcement officers. 

During the operation, a bus entering Uzbekistan was subjected to customs inspection, as reported by the press service of the Tashkent Regional Customs Administration.

As a result of the thorough inspection, approximately 59 kg of silver jewelry, covertly hidden inside the bus's spare wheel with an estimated value of 1 billion 770 million UZS, was discovered.