Southern Customs Administration

Passenger on Baku-Astrakhan flight tried to smuggle more than two thousand euros

Published: March 19, 2024 09:07

Officers of the Astrakhan Airport customs post of the Astrakhan customs prevented the import of undeclared cash during the inspection of hand luggage and baggage of passengers who arrived on an international flight from Baku (Azerbaijan)

The Russian citizen chose the “green corridor” to pass through customs control. By doing so, he declared that he had no cash and goods subject to customs declaration.

Customs officers discovered that he had no cash or goods subject to customs declaration

Customs officers found a large amount of cash in the 52-year-old air passenger’s possession – 11 450 euros (200, 100, 50 euro banknotes) or 12 337 thousand US dollars in equivalent (at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the date of movement). Cash allowed to import without declaration – 10 thousand dollars in equivalent, that is, 9300 euros, the air traveler was returned. The fate of the rest of the money – 2150 euros (rounding in favor of the citizen) – will be determined by the court

A case on administrative offense under Article 16.4 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation (non-declaration of cash by an individual) was initiated against the citizen.

“According to the customs rules of the passenger’s passport, the customs authorities have initiated a case on administrative offense

“According to customs rules, a passenger on an international flight should have gone to the “red” corridor and declared the entire amount of money being moved. The citizen faces a fine or confiscation of the subject of the administrative offense,” explained Pavel Khivrin, head of the customs post at Astrakhan Airport.

Astrakhan Airport

Tatiana Polyakova

Astrakhan Customs

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