Administrative and criminal responsibility for illegal movement of money across border
Attempts to import cash into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union without declaring turned into administrative and criminal liability for citizens of the Russian Federation.
They followed from Lithuania through Benyakoni checkpoint by a BMW car. To cross the border the citizens chose the "green" corridor. Therefore, they declared the absence of goods subject to obligatory written declaration.
However, officials of Grodno regional customs found cash in the equivalent of over 16 thousand, 21 thousand and 34 thousand US dollars during customs operations.
Grodno regional customs initiated the administrative proceedings against the driver and one of the passengers in accordance with Part 2 of Art. 14.5 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Republic of Belarus. The article provides for confiscation of undeclared funds in terms of excess.
The criminal case was initiated against another passenger under part 2 of article 228 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus. The imported cash in the equivalent of more than 34 thousand US dollars exceeds the allowed amount by two times. The man is detained. For funds smuggling a fine or restriction of liberty for a period of two to five years, or imprisonment for the same period are provided.