Central Customs Administration

Vladimir customs opened a criminal case over smuggling of strategically important resources

Published: April 8, 2024 16:00

Vladimir Customs opened a criminal case on the fact of timber smuggling, committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy. The persons registered in Ivanovo region illegally exported about 50 cubic meters of hardwood lumber to Egypt.

“In the course of operative-search measures it was established that the goods worth about 450 thousand rubles were moved within the framework of a foreign trade contract concluded with Egyptian counterparties,” said Igor Gubanin, deputy head of Vladimir customs. – The customs declarations deliberately declared false information about the origin and purchase of the exported lumber”.

As a result, a criminal case was initiated on the grounds of crimes under p. “c” part 2 of article 226.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (smuggling of strategically important resources committed by a group of persons by prior conspiracy). The crime was revealed in cooperation with the Federal Security Service of Russia in Ivanovo Region and the Ivanovo Transport Prosecutor’s Office

Natalya Odintsova,

Press-secretary of the Vladimir Customs

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