North Caucasus Customs Administration

Mineralovodsk customs officers detained a shipment of luxury cars worth 200 million rubles for violating transit

Published: March 5, 2024 12:48 pm

Mineralovodsk customs officers detained 9 new Toyota, Mercedes and Lexus cars transported in violation near the village of Ulyanovka (Stavropol Territory). The value of the shipment is estimated at 200 million rubles

Customs officers found that the vehicles were imported from Georgia through Verkhny Lars, where they were placed under the customs transit procedure with a destination of Kyrgyzstan. However, after crossing the border without the permission of the customs authority, the vehicles were loaded onto car carriers and put under the control of drivers not specified in the documents. It was found that the luxury cars were actually being sent to Moscow for subsequent resale

In respect of 5 declarants who violated the customs transit procedure, Mineralovodsk customs initiated 9 cases on administrative offenses under part 1 of article 16.9 of the CAO RF and 9 cases under part 2 of article 16.13 of the CAO RF

Anna Kononova,
spokesperson of Mineralovodsk customs
tel. +7 (8792) 260-237