Attempt to export from the country a hundred-year-old icon was stopped at Berestovitsa checkpoint
Following the "green" corridor by an Audi passenger car as a passenger, he said that he didn’t move goods that are subject to obligatory declaration. However, Grodno customs officers found a painted gilded icon in kiot during customs and border control in the accompanying luggage of the passenger.
According to the conclusion of the expert of the Customs Laboratory, the icon "The Virgin Mary" was made in XIX-XX centuries and is a cultural value.
Illegally moved icon was seized until the court decision. Grodno regional customs instituted the administrative process in accordance with Part 1 of Art. 14.5 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Belarus.