Four incunabula were confiscated at the customs post "Tisa" (PHOTOS)

12 May 2015 12:16  5198665 099673
Four incunabula were confiscated at the customs post "Tisa" (PHOTOS)

A Ukrainian was going to Slovenia on private matters and, among other things, he was carrying books, the oldest of which was 253 years old. He did not inform officers of the customs post "Tisa" of the Transcarpathian customs office (did not declare) that he was carrying products of the printing industry and did not provide documents for their legal transportation. 

During the customs inspection of the Ukrainian's personal effects, customs officers found undeclared products of the printing industry: a book printed in Moscow in 1870; a book printed in St.Petersburg in 1902; a book printed in Moscow in 1908; a book entitled "Bible" of unknown publisher and year of release.

The books were in the baggage compartment of the car, among contemporary printing works and personal belongings of the citizen. The access to them was not hindered. The citizen of Ukraine recognized the books as his property.

An art expert will have to determine the monetary and artistic or historical and cultural value, if any, of the found items.

Thus, the citizen of Ukraine did not provide accurate information about the goods carried across the customs border of Ukraine and subject to mandatory written declaration, and did not provide the Certificate for the right of exportation (temporary exportation) of cultural values ​​from Ukraine. His actions have signs of violation of customs rules under Article 472 of the Customs Code of Ukraine (failure to declare goods, vehicles for commercial use).

Currently, a report on violation of customs rules has been drawn up, the book were seized.

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