American Citizens Charged with Illegally Smuggling High-End Goods to Russia

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has revealed the arrest of two naturalized U.S. citizens, Sergey Nefedov and Mark Shumovich, for their involvement in a scheme to illegally export luxury goods to Russia. The suspects, originally from Russia, are accused of conspiring to smuggle over $500,000 worth of high-end snowmachines and related parts without obtaining the necessary licenses. The arrests were made by authorities in Anchorage, Alaska and Bellevue, Washington, where Nefedov and Shumovich reside, respectively. The DOJ has launched an investigation into the matter and is working to bring the suspects to justice.