Southern Customs Administration

In Volgograd, customs officers stopped an air passenger with four kilograms of tobacco from Turkey

Published: March 26, 2024 08:50

At Volgograd airport, customs officers foiled an attempt to import 3.8 kilograms of hookah tobacco from Turkey. While passing through customs control, inspectors found 19 packs of smoking mixture in the hand luggage of a Palestinian citizen. In his explanation, the 40-year-old man emphasized that he bought tobacco produced in Egypt, UAE, Jordan in duty-free in Istanbul exclusively for himself, as he is a fan of aromatic smoke. He did not specify the customs rules for the tobacco purchase

The tobacco was seized. Two administrative cases were initiated against the air passenger on the fact of non-declaration of goods under part 1 of article 16.2 of the CAO RF and violation of prohibitions and restrictions under article 16.3 of the CAO RF. He faces a fine and confiscation of goods

“We recommend that air passengers familiarize themselves with customs legislation on the website of the Federal Customs Service of Russia. According to the current norms of importation into Russia, one adult passenger has the right to move 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars (cigarillos), or 200 products with heated tobacco (“sticks”), or 250 g of tobacco, or products in the assortment with a total weight of not more than 250 g,” explains the head of the customs post Volgograd Airport of Astrakhan customs Sergey Legkodimov

Since the beginning of 2024, customs officers at Volgograd and Astrakhan airports have detected 14 cases of illegal movement of tobacco products across the EAEU border. More than 11 kg of tobacco and about 6 thousand cigarettes were seized from persons entering the territory of the Russian Federation

Tatiana Polyakova

Astrakhan customs spokeswoman