Forty tons of grapes from Turkey, which were to arrive in the Russian Federation with acts of Moldovan origin, were identified by regional inspectors of the Russian phytosanitary service - Rosselkhoznadzor in the Bryansk region, writes budjakonline.md.
According to reports, the production was to be introduced in Bryansk by a supplier in Moldova, but inspectors found that the actual "homeland" of the grapes was Turkey.
The fruits were packed in "typical Turkish packaging", and in their contents were found pesticide residue from Turkey.
The source noted that the introduction of the 40 tons of grapes was prohibited and were initiated administrative proceedings regarding the legality of issuing documents from Moldova.
As of 22 August, in the Bryansk region were detained a total of 370 tons of grapes, pears, peaches and nectarines grown in Turkey, which were to be introduced in the Russian Federation as Moldovan fruit.
Because of the mass re-export of fruits in Moldova, regional services Rosselkhoznadzor have enhanced control and introduced full inspection of goods.
We remind that Moldova was involved in the re-export of goods scheme with other origins disguised in domestic freight (Polish apples as Moldovan). In the scheme was involved a company affiliated adviser of governor of Gagauzia, Irina Vlah.