Russian citizen sentenced to 17 years in Belarus for importing 100 kilograms of ecstasy
A Belarusian court has sentenced a 38-year-old Russian woman to 17 years in prison for drug trafficking. She was arrested in May of 2019 at the border between Belarus and Poland, where border control officials found a number of secret compartments in her car. The compartments, which were protected by electromagnetic locks, contained 100 packs of ecstasy weighing a total of 100 kilograms (220 lbs) and two packs of hashish weighing 357 grams (0.79 lbs) in total. Belarus’s customs committee reported that the psychotropic drug seizure was the country’s largest in 25 years.