Yekaterinburg customs officers to destroy Polish apples

14 September 2015 (09:11)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 14, 2015. Sverdlovsk Region's surveillance authorities are planning to have some 20,000 kg of apples destroyed; the fruit was confiscated in an attempt to get it across the constituency border in a (supposedly) Polish trailer, Head of Yekaterinburg Customs Sergei Abrosimov said at a press conference today.

'A trailer full of apples, supposedly from Poland, was detained at the northern customs point. According to the documents on hand, these were Serbian apples, but our lab tests indicate the signatures on the documents were forged,' he said.

Abrosimov said the final decision on what should be done would be taken after a thorough inspection. He explained most of the sanctioned food items were normally incinerated, but there were some exceptions to the rule.

Also, 4 kg of embargoed cheese confiscated from local supermarkets, as well as 60 kg of nuts, were destroyed at a landfill in August.

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