Urals Customs Administration

Customs officers uncovered illegal fur coats worth 9 million rubles

Published: May 23, 2024 10:24 AM

Tyumen customs officers have uncovered a batch of fur coats worth more than 9 million rubles that an entrepreneur was illegally selling on the domestic market of the regional capital

After an inspection of one of the major shopping centers in Tyumen, customs officers found 226 items made of sheepskin, rabbit, sable and mink fur. The goods were imported from Turkey, Greece and Italy without declaration and payment of customs duties. In addition, the outerwear was sold without mandatory labeling

Customs sent a notice to the entrepreneur to pay customs duties and penalties in the amount of more than 2.5 million rubles. The owner of the goods declared the shipment of fur coats and has now paid 99% of his debt

For illegal sale of products without mandatory labeling on a particularly large scale, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Tyumen region initiated a criminal case under Article 171.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation against the individual entrepreneur and seized the goods

Maria Kudryashova, press secretary of the Tyumen Customs