A large consignment of undeclared iPhone and Apple Watch was detected by customs officers at the passenger, who arrived in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport from new York. The passenger of the flight said that brought smartphones and Apple watch to gift to friends and relatives.
31-year-old citizen of Russia with such a burden trying to cross the border through the “green corridor” (the corridor through which passengers who do not need to declare the contents of the Luggage). In total she had in the Luggage were more than hundreds of iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and two dozen of the Apple Watch. Customs found that imported into Russia for commercial sale. The owner of the device said that the gadgets intended for your personal use.
As documents confirming the cost of smartphones, the woman was not, iPhone and Apple Watch was withdrawn and directed on examination. Accurate results for determining the value of the alleged smuggling are expected within three weeks. According to preliminary estimates, the value of the undeclared gadgets, more than 3 million rubles.
As told Deputy head of the customs post “the Sheremetyevo-passenger” Maxim Balandin, just last year in Russia illegally tried to import the products of more than three thousand passengers. In respect of 34 of them were prosecuted, mostly for smuggling drugs and jewelry.
“If we talk about the value of the goods, we have identified the move of jewellery and watches worth over a hundred million rubles. If we talk about drugs – weight exceeded 20 pounds,” said Balandin.