MOSCOW, September 21 (RAPSI) – A criminal case against Chinese citizen, who allegedly hid four kilograms of placer gold in Russia’s Amur Region forests, has been transferred to a court, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday.

According to local prosecutors, amount of pure gold in the stash is estimated at 2.3 kilograms. Overall, gold in the stash has value of 6.2 million rubles ($95,000).

Allegedly defendant left Russia for China on August 20, 2015 and left gold in the stash. On April 6, while in China, he decided to transfer gold to Blagoveshchensk, the capital of the Amur Region. On April 8 he drove to the stash, collected gold and tried to get to Blagoveshchensk. Later representatives of the local Federal Security Service conducted vehicle inspection and found the gold.

Russian legislation prohibits selling, storing and transportation of raw precious metals, gems and pearls if specific rules regarding these goods are violated. A person found guilty of unlawfully dealing with large amount of these goods may be sentenced up to 5 years in prison and fined up to 500,000 rubles ($7,100).