Install

Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Customs Seizes Icons




MOSCOW -- Russian customs officers detained an Estonian citizen who tried to take a huge cache of antiques across the border to Estonia, Itar-Tass reported Friday


The man, who was not identified, was arrested Thursday at a border checkpoint near the northwestern city of Pskov, the news agency said. Police found an estimated 800 icons, two old clocks, 50 samovars and 11 ivory statuettes in the man's truck, Itar-Tass said.


Charges have been filed against the suspect.