A tourist was caught at Russian customs with a rare coral from Phuket

A tourist was caught at Russian customs with a rare coral from Phuket



A tourist was caught at Russian customs with a rare coral from Phuket

Russian customs officers found a coral weighing 270 grams on a passenger who arrived from Thailand. In order to bring a souvenir to Russia, special permission and declaration were required, but the tourist said that she did not know about this.

It is reported that cases have been initiated under Art. 16.2 and 16.3 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.

The coral was sent for examination, which confirmed that it falls under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, reports Siberian Customs Administration.



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