Customs officers at the border crossing between Poland and Ukraine at Korczowa seized a bayonet, a canteen, a mug, a canister, soldier tags and buttons that are believed to be of historic value.
The objects were discovered during a routine check of a coach bus that was entering Poland. In one of the luggage the officers found unusual objects that were believed to be of historic value. The items were being brought into the country by a Polish citizen who stated that he bought some of them at a market in Lviv and some were auctioned in the Internet. He also stated that he did not known that such items needed to be declared while crossing the border. According to Customs officials, bringing such items into the country does not need any special permissions but they need to be declared in order to be evaluated by the Customs officers.
Customs officers at Korczowa state that so far in 2018 they have seized 164 objects of historic value, including binoculars, caps, flasks, medals, bayonets and clocks, that were being brought into the country without declaration. Such objects were seized and handed over to experts for evaluation.
(after Krajowa Administracja Skarbowa & TVN24)