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Russia: Watch authorities burn 20 TONNES of illegal EU meat00:56

Russia: Watch authorities burn 20 TONNES of illegal EU meat

Russian Federation, Novorossiysk
October 7, 2014 at 10:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

About 20 tonnes of smuggled meat and meat products produced in the European Union (EU) was destroyed over the weekend near the port city of Novorossiysk in the south of Russia.

The cargo of pork and poultry arrived in Novorossiysk on September 14 inside a truck, according to Russia's State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service. According to documents provided by the driver the cargo, travelling from Crimea to St. Petersburg, should have been sprat and frozen anchovies. However, customs inspectors discovered boxes containing meat produced in Belgium and the UK which is currently under an import ban.

In August, Moscow imposed a year-long embargo on meat, chilled fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dairy products from the EU member states, the U.S., Australia, Norway and Canada in response to sanctions against Russia.

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About 20 tonnes of smuggled meat and meat products produced in the European Union (EU) was destroyed over the weekend near the port city of Novorossiysk in the south of Russia.

The cargo of pork and poultry arrived in Novorossiysk on September 14 inside a truck, according to Russia's State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service. According to documents provided by the driver the cargo, travelling from Crimea to St. Petersburg, should have been sprat and frozen anchovies. However, customs inspectors discovered boxes containing meat produced in Belgium and the UK which is currently under an import ban.

In August, Moscow imposed a year-long embargo on meat, chilled fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits and dairy products from the EU member states, the U.S., Australia, Norway and Canada in response to sanctions against Russia.