Southern Customs Administration

Rostov customs officers discovered the concealment of 10 tons of fuel on a motor ship from Turkey

Published: May 27, 2024 08:54

The motor vessel from the port of Aliaga (Turkey) arrived at the checkpoint of the River Port of Rostov-on-Don for customs operations

In the course of customs control officers of the customs post of the River Port of Rostov-on-Don revealed a discrepancy between the actual amount of fuel and the amount declared by the carrier

A number of diesel fuel storage tanks were found to have devices that made it difficult to determine the actual amount of fuel in the tanks. The ship’s chief engineer said he had installed the devices without the captain’s knowledge. After the devices were removed and the vessel was re-measured, 10 tons more fuel than declared was found on board

Oleg Bessarab, head of the customs post, explained: “On the fact of concealment of goods from customs control, a case of administrative offense under part 2 of article 16.1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation was initiated against the shipowner

This article establishes responsibility in the form of imposing an administrative fine on citizens and legal entities in the amount from one second to three times the value of the goods that were the objects of an administrative offense, with or without their confiscation and confiscation of goods and (or) means of transport, which were the instruments of committing an administrative offense, or confiscation of the objects of an administrative offense

 Anna Pomazkova,

press-secretary of Rostov Customs

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