Sakhalin pensioner tried to buy spy sunglasses

On Sakhalin, in respect of a local resident prosecuted for trying to buy the sunglasses with the function of covert video and audio recordings. This is stated in the message of the investigative Department of the TFR in the Sakhalin region.

The “spy” glasses 63-year-old woman (name withheld) ordered through mobile app in may of this year. However, the deal was not communicated to the end — points were seized by customs authorities.

“According to the conclusion of the customs expert, glasses are a DVR, and by the presence of functionalities and design of adaptation belong to the category of special technical means intended for secretly obtaining acoustic and visual information”, — stated in the message of regional IC. A free implementation of similar goods on the territory of Russia is prohibited.

Concerning the woman criminal case under article 138.1 of the criminal code (“Attempted trafficking of special technical means intended for secret information”). The maximum penalty for this offence is four years imprisonment.

In accordance with the Federal law “On operational-investigative activities”, development, production, sale and purchase for the purpose of sale of special technical means individual entrepreneurs and legal entities performing business activities subject to licensing in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.