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Russian customs destroy prohibited food from travellers’ hand luggage

Russian customs officials have reportedly started confiscating prohibited food items from travellers’ hand luggage, although this contradicts the year-old food ban under which food from sanctioned Western countries brought in for personal use is permitted.

Russian customs destroy prohibited food items found in hand luggage.
Russian customs destroy prohibited food items found in hand luggage. Image by Katy Warner / CC BY-SA 2.0

According to Russia’s state agricultural watchdog,  so far about 550kg of prohibited food items found in people’s hand luggage has been destroyed in St Petersburg, Kaliningrad and other regions. Read more: themoscowtimes.com