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Men fined for smuggling cheese and fish

 

Three kilos of halloumi and 30 kilos of fish were seized and destroyed by customs officials on Monday during a check on vehicles coming through the Ayios Dhometios checkpoint from northern Cyprus.

According to a Customs Department announcement on Tuesday, at around 9pm on Monday, officials found three kilos of halloumi in a Greek Cypriot vehicle and destroyed the product in the presence of its owner.

At around 10pm, a check on a Turkish Cypriot vehicle driven by a 30-year-old uncovered 30 kilos of fish. The owner did not provide the necessary accompanying documents, so the fish and the vehicle were seized.
The Customs Department accepted the out-of-court settlement of the case with a payment of €500 for the fish and another €500 for the seized vehicle. The vehicle was then returned to its owner, and the fish were destroyed.

In accordance with the regulation that went into force on May 2004 regarding the conditions of trade across the green line, the transport of animal products is forbidden.

An exception is the movement of fresh fish for commercial purposes when a valid accompanying document is presented and the products inspected and approved by the veterinary service.

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