A Russian woman tried to take a large shipment of amber to the Emirates.
A Russian citizen on her way to the United Arab Emirates was detained at Domodedovo airport in Moscow. Customs officers found six plastic bags filled with treated amber beads in her suitcase.
The tourist was stopped in the “green” corridor. As a result, inspectors found 381 unfinished items in the passenger’s luggage – beads of different shapes, threaded and packed into individual plastic bags.
All of this is a commercial consignment, not goods for personal use. The value of the amber, which was found on the Russian woman, is estimated at four million rubles. It is established that the woman had accomplices. A criminal case was initiated under paragraph “c” part 2 article 226.1 of the Criminal Code (smuggling of strategically important goods and resources). The investigation continues.
In late January 2023 customs officers of Moscow Domodedovo airport detained a Romanian citizen who arrived by flight from Dubai. She was attempting to carry 18 diamond-encrusted white gold crucifixes of the jewelry brand Graff in her hand luggage.
The passenger was also found with undeclared Bulgari watches. According to the Domodedovo customs, the total amount of unpaid customs duties exceeded 4 million rubles.
Also in January, at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, customs officers stopped an attempt of illegal importation of expensive Rolex watches, clothing and leather goods of famous brands Louis Vuitton and Gucci by a 41-year-old Russian citizen, who had arrived from Dubai.
The actions of the passenger found signs of an offense under Part 1 of Article 16.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation “Failure to declare goods subject to customs declaration in the prescribed form.
At the end of December 2022, officers of Sheremetevo Customs detained a 27-year-old citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan who arrived on a flight from Abu Dhabi. The passenger tried to smuggle through the customs border expensive Cartier watches worth 2.6 million rubles. The amount of unpaid customs duties was almost 740 thousand rubles.
In November, employees of the Pulkovskaya Customs Office found in the luggage of a female passenger on a flight from the United Arab Emirates undeclared branded goods worth 18 thousand Euros: Christian Dior PARIS belt, FENDI bag and Cartier watch. The passenger explained that she purchased the items for personal use and did not get acquainted with the rules of their movement through the customs border. Pulkovskaya customs initiated an administrative offense.
In late September customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport stopped an attempt to smuggle a Swiss MB&F wristwatch from Dubai worth approximately 32 million rubles. A citizen of the Russian Federation, who arrived from Dubai, followed the “green” corridor without declaring the goods.
When crossing the EEU customs border by air, goods with a customs value exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 euro and (or) a total weight of over 50 kg are subject to mandatory written customs declaration with the completion of a passenger customs declaration.