In the Smolensk region attempted to smuggle 20 tons of Polish apples

In the Smolensk region attempted to smuggle 20 tons of Polish apples

Officials of the Department to control the importation and trafficking of goods Smolensk customs together with employees of traffic police across the Smolensk region in the area of the settlement Of, Smolensk region (165 km of motorway M-1) stopped the vehicle loaded with apples, country of origin, which, according to the labeling on the container, is Poland.

This product is included in the sanctions list and its import to Russia is prohibited. In accordance with applicable law, it shall be destroyed. Apples move in violation of the temperature regime in the tilt trailer, shipping documents and the phytosanitary certificate for them were absent.

When checking documents on the car it was found that on the tractor is fixed a false licence plate. It with the load placed on Parking, and false registration plates seized.

Smolensk customs considers a question on excitation against the carrier of the case on administrative offense (AP) article 16.3 of the administrative code of Russia (violation of the prohibitions and restrictions when importing goods in Russia). It is threatened by punishment in the form of a fine, the limit size of which is 300 thousand rubles.

In addition, in relation to the driver by the traffic police filed case on AP under article 12.2 h. 4 of the administrative code. Sanctions of this article provide punishment in the form of deprivation of the right of management by vehicles (TC) for a period of six months to one year. Material submitted to the court for decision on the disqualification.

Vladimir Safonov,
press Secretary of the Smolensk customs