Southern Customs Administration

Krasnodar customs officers stopped illegal import of cigarettes produced in Dubai

Officers of the Adler customs post of the Krasnodar customs office together with border guards stopped a VAZ 21099 passenger car coming from Abkhazia during the control of vehicles.

According to the results of the inspection of the car, the customs officers of the Adler customs office of the Krasnodar customs office and the border guards inspected the car and found that it had been imported

According to the results of inspection of the car with the use of mobile inspection and screening complex (MIDC), during the subsequent inspection was found tobacco products transported with concealment

“A stash of cigarettes was found under the ceiling trim of the vehicle,” explained Alexey Bykov, head of the Adler IACP customs post of Krasnodar Customs. – The tobacco products, manufactured in the United Arab Emirates, did not have the mandatory marking and excise stamps of the Russian Federation”

The cache tried to smuggle 140 packs (2,800 pieces) of cigarettes of “BUSINESS ROYALS” brand. In addition, during the customs control of the vehicle, according to the results of document check, it was found that the driver, allegedly by mistake, presented the registration certificate, not related to the vehicle. According to the information received from the traffic police, the car used as a hiding place has been deregistered

The tobacco products and the car were seized. Cases on administrative offenses under part 2 of article 16.1 and article 16.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia were initiated on the facts of illegal movement of cigarettes and the vehicle. An investigation is underway

Marina Zhupanova,

Press secretary of the Sochi service of Krasnodar Customs

tel. (862) 269-32-78, 

e-mail: JupanovaMA@jtu.customs.gov.ru