North-West Customs Administration

Kingisepp customs officers detained an underwater drone on the Russian-Estonian border

Published: May 14, 2024 10:19

At Ivangorod IACP, Kingisepp customs officers prevented an Estonian resident from importing an underwater drone into Russia.

A stateless man permanently residing in Estonia tried to smuggle the drone. When he passed through customs control, he stated that he had no goods to declare.

The drone was scanned by a nine-second scanner

When inspectors scanned the nine-kilogram foam case, they found that inside there was a technically complex device and its components.

The case was equipped with a front-loaded front-loaded device

The device is equipped with a camera in the front and eight propellers on the edges. The product has a factory inscription: “CHASING M2”, as well as a metal nameplate with information about the Chinese manufacturer. According to the labeling, the item is a professional underwater drone.

The man explained that he was carrying a personal drone, which had been used, for sale in St. Petersburg to a potential buyer

A case on administrative offense under part 1 of article 16.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (non-declaration of goods subject to declaration) was initiated, – explained the acting head of the customs post Ivangorod of Kingisepp customs Evgeny Skoryukov. – The man faces a fine and confiscation of goods.

According to Kingisepp Customs