Since the beginning of July, Grodno customs officers have stopped 20 facts of illegal import of flowers to the EEU through the territory of the Republic of Lithuania (video)
Since the beginning of July, Grodno customs officials have stopped 20 attempts to illegally import flower products from the Republic of Lithuania to the territory of the Eurasian economic Union. Flowers were brought through the checkpoints «Benyakoni» and «Kamenny Log» to the address of the EEU recipients.
The last few violations were found by Lithuanian and Russian carriers. In fact, more flower products of different varieties and names were moved than was stated in the documents, submitted for customs control.
So, in the vehicle of the Lithuanian carrier sent for inspection from the checkpoint «Kamenny Log» to the departmental customs clearance point, "extra" turned out to be about 30 thousand flowers, such as roses, gerberas, carnations, monstera and others.
At the checkpoint «Benyakoni» over the past weekend, such violations were detected mainly during the inspection of vehicles of Russian carriers: the total number of undeclared goods amounted to almost 30 thousand roses. At the same checkpoint a week earlier, another 7.4 thousand roses "forgot" to declare the Lithuanian carrier.
On the revealed facts of the Grodno regional customs initiated administrative proceedings in accordance with part 1 of article 14.5 of the code of administrative offences, which sanction provides a penalty of up to 30% of the value of illegally transported goods without confiscation.
Since the beginning of the year, more than 90 attempts have been stopped in the area of activity of the Grodno regional customs, most of them on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border section. The total cost of undeclared flowers was about 250 thousand Belarusian rubles. It should be noted that the detection of these violations allowed to prevent damage from non-payment of customs payments in the amount of about 62.5 thousand Belarusian rubles.