MOSCOW. A woman tried to smuggle $30,000 worth of jewellery that she had stuffed in a chicken through Customs at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport and got caught, customs officials said.
The woman, who arrived from New York, walked through the Green Corridor for those who have nothing to declare, but drew the suspicion of customs officials, who decided to check her luggage.
During an X-ray check of her belongings, customs discovered jewellery hidden in jars of jam, coffee and cream – as well as inside a whole baked chicken and eggplant rolls, RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement from the Federal Customs Service.
The jewellery included earrings, necklaces, 10 rings and seven watches, the statement said.
The woman admitted that she had purchased the jewellery, worth about $30,000, for herself. By law, travellers bringing in more than 10,000 euros worth of merchandise must declare them.