Halva without the halva

Halva without the halva

Published: February 13, 2024 10:14 AM

In the course of customs control at Kazan International Airport, undeclared goods were found in the luggage of a native of Uzbekistan who arrived on a flight from Samarkand.

The 42-year-old man’s travel bag contained 11,280 different labels. Most of the labels – 7,340 pieces – bore the inscription “Oriental sweets  HALVA LAZZAT made in Uzbekistan”. Other stickers had inscriptions   “LAZZAT SHERBET CHOCOLATE”, “LAZZAT SHERBET SLIVOCHO”, “LAZZAT SHERBET WITH BLACKBERRY Flavor”, “LAZZAT SHERBET WITH Mango Flavor”

Also in the man’s luggage were fourteen 500g plastic jars containing a loose substance. The can label information stated that it was MIXED FOOD ADDITIVES (“APPLE GREEN”, “PONCEAU”, “LEMON”, “GRAPE VIOLET”).

The man said the goods were intended for his brother, who is a halwa manufacturer.

A case of administrative offense under part 1 of article 16.2 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation was initiated for failure to declare goods subject to customs declaration. An administrative investigation is underway