Southern Customs Administration

Astrakhan customs officers found 60 plaids in the luggage of an airline passenger

Published: May 30, 2024 08:24

Customs officers at Volgograd airport found a shipment of textile plaids in the luggage of a female passenger on a flight from Dubai. The Russian woman was stopped by Astrakhan customs officers while passing through the “green corridor” with a box weighing more than 21.5 kg. She was trying to import a commercial shipment under the guise of goods for personal use

According to the offender, she purchased foreign-made plaids at the request of acquaintances in one of the stores in Dubai. The Volgograd resident explained that the plaids were planned to be used by visitors to a local restaurant on an outdoor veranda. She claimed that she was unaware of the need to declare and pay customs duties

The goods have been seized. 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) was initiated against the air passenger.

The case on administrative offense was initiated

BACKGROUND. Only goods for personal use can be transported across the EAEU customs border without declaration. Goods intended for subsequent resale or use for commercial purposes are subject to declaration with payment of customs duties.

Tatiana Polyakova

Astrakhan Customs

Press Secretary