Fifty ducklings were found by Belgorod custom officers in the trunk of a smuggler. A man tried to cross the border bypassing the checkpoint. According to the owner of the “live load”, who is a resident of Belgorod region, he bought them at the market in Kharkov, and was planning to sell them in Russia.
“A local resident who was arrested with ducklings is being detained for the second time for his attempts to smuggle birds from Ukraine to Russia. Since there are no accompanying documents for the ducks, it was decided to dispose of them. We do not know about any infection they might be spreading,” – said the assistant head of the Office of Rosselkhoznadzor for Belgorod region Svetlana Zaporozhchenko.
Rosselkhoznadzor clarified that detained ducklings were drugged and burned.