Swiss police fine Russian soccer player Chalov for smuggling meat
© Photo: Press service of FC BaselFedor Chalov
MOSCOW, 22 Jul – CSKA Moscow striker Fedor Chalov was fined for violating the rules for importing products to Switzerland, as he said in an interview with Sport-Express.
Chalov played for the Swiss “Basel” on loan from February to June, after which he returned to CSKA.
“In Switzerland, I was immediately told to buy groceries in Germany. It’s 10 minutes away by car, and the prices there are several times lower. A carton of milk in Switzerland costs four euros, and in Germany it costs one and a half. The only problem: there are restrictions on the import of food at the border to the country. For example, per person – no more than a kilogram of meat. The same with milk, alcohol and other products, but I did not know about it, “said Chalov
“Once the police stopped us:” How many kilograms of meat are you transporting? “We had four kilograms for two. They took out all the products, began to check. It turned out that we had to pay a fine. It seems 100 euros. it was necessary to declare another 100 euros on top. We didn’t go to Germany anymore,” added the striker
In total, the Russian player played 16 matches for Basel, in which he scored four goals.