Saarbrücken / Kaiserslautern / Pirmasens / Germersheim (ots) - In the first two weeks of March in Saarland and southern Rhineland-Palatinate, the main customs office in Saarbrücken detected almost 150 violations of the Drugs Act, Product Safety and Narcotics Act.
“The health of consumers is important to us. It is therefore important that we take a close look and take dangerous goods out of circulation in order to protect the citizens, ”says Hans Barth, head of the main customs office in Saarbrücken, summarizing the customs intervention.
One of the most basic consumer rights is the right to be safe. The monitoring of the international movement of goods to or from Germany contributes significantly to this and takes place not only at the border, but also at the customs offices inland.
If the customs find questionable goods, these are handed over to the relevant specialist authority for inspection. If the goods do not comply with the law or are even dangerous, they are withdrawn from the market in order to protect citizens from harm. Wrongly used test seals, unsafe children's toys or unauthorized drugs are just a few examples of why customs pay close attention to controls and work closely with the specialist authorities.
"When ordering online, criteria such as the stability of toys or the composition of drugs are almost incomprehensible to buyers - and thus also not the importability of the goods," says Hans Barth. “We recommend taking a closer look so that the purchase price is not paid in vain. In case of doubt, a delivery or a purchase within Germany is the safer option. "
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Originally written by: Main customs office in Saarbrücken
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