Smolensk customs detained about 180 tons of sanctions products

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in fotobanka of the Smolensk customs office of the FCS of Russia. Archival photoSmolensk customs detained about 180 tons of sanctions products© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

About 180 tons of sanctions of products from Turkey, Poland and Norway which carriers tried to illegally import to the Russian Federation, stopped at the border, according to the Smolensk customs.

«Over the past weekend, April 14-15 2018, mobile groups on the territory of the Smolensk region in the framework of interagency cooperation identified nine vehicles with goods subject to restrictive measures with a total weight of about 180 tons,» the report said.

It is noted that heavy vehicles with products detained as the border guards and customs officers, working closely together.

Last Saturday in Krasninskiy district, identified the truck with twenty tons of Polish apples, the product delivered to the warehouse. The next day in the Velizh district mobile group has identified five vehicles, in which from Belarus to Russia was imported Turkish tomatoes and mushrooms, Polish apples, pears and a protein-fat concentrate, supplemented in the message.

Now on these facts is a question on excitation of Affairs about an administrative offence. Carriers can expect a penalty of a fine in the amount up to 300 thousand rubles, the report said.

A day earlier in the same area employees of SOBR customs revealed truck with the Moroccan tomatoes of dubious phyto-sanitary documents. The goods transferred for further verification activities, employees of the Rosselkhoznadzor. According to their results and will be decided the fate of this batch of tomatoes, said the customs.

«Two trucks with 40 tons of frozen fish and Norwegian salmon EN route from Belarus to Kazakhstan, deported back. The transit of these goods through the territory of the Russian Federation are allowed through the checkpoints located in the Russian section of the external border of the Customs Union», — explained in Department.

It is noted that unfair participants of foreign trade use different methods to cut the chase mobile teams, and this weekend violators even used a homemade «hedgehogs».

According to official figures, since the beginning of the year in the Smolensk region already identified 141 goods falling under restrictive measures, of which 63 parts destroyed. Custom against carriers filed 53 cases of administrative offences and one criminal case. On carriers imposed penalties for the sum more than one million rubles, the report said.