A citizen of China tried to export from Russia ginseng in the amount of 7.2 million rubles

© Flickr / hubertkЖеньшень. Archival photoA citizen of China tried to export from Russia ginseng in the amount of 7.2 million rubles© Flickr / hubertk

Employees of far East operative customs (DVOT) detained a large consignment of ginseng in the amount of 7.2 million rubles, which illegally tried to take out the Jewish Autonomous region in China, according to customs.

It is noted that the PRC tried to smuggle 379 roots of wild ginseng, purchased in Primorye, under the steering column of passenger bus in China through the checkpoint «nizhneleninskoe» Nursescope customs post of the Birobidzhan customs.

«Of a cache seized eight bundles with roots of wild ginseng with a total weight of 4.6 kg. The cost of smuggling, according to experts, the black market is about 7.2 million rubles», — stated in the message.

Concerning the offender criminal case under article «Contraband of strategically important resources in the large size». It turns out involvement in smuggling of other persons.

Ginseng is endangered, apply the special procedure for moving through customs border of the Eurasian economic Union. Ginseng root is widely used in Chinese medicine.

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