Urals Customs Administration

Tyumen customs handed over smoking goods for destruction

Published: March 26, 2024 10:56 AM

790 units of smoking products were handed over by Tyumen customs officers to representatives of the Ministry of Transport of the Federal Property Management Agency in the Tyumen Region, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug. Confiscation and subsequent destruction – this is the measure chosen by the court for tobacco for hookahs, electronic nicotine delivery systems and components prohibited for sale

Facts of illegal sale of tobacco products worth more than 400 thousand rubles customs officers revealed in the internal markets of the cities of Nizhnevartovsk and Langepas in 2023. The entrepreneur had no documents confirming the legality of importing goods from China, Turkey and Jordan: he did not declare and pay customs duties

In addition, some of the hookah tobacco on the shelves was expired and sold without excise stamps, which is prohibited in Russia

Tyumen customs officers seized the products dangerous to the health of citizens, and against the entrepreneur initiated a case of administrative offense under Article 16.21 of the Administrative Code of the Russian Federation (Illegal use of goods, their purchase, storage or transportation)

Maria Kudryashova, press secretary of the Tyumen Customs