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Caviar Galore! Crime wave hits the Far East of Russia with new police seizures

By The Siberian Times reporter
11 August 2013

An illegal fish processing plant was raided by police on Sakhalin Island, with 11 residents arrested.

Some 100 kg of bootleg black caviar was seized on the Khabarovsk-Moscow Trans-Siberian train. Picture: Nordoutfitters

Police seized  three tons of red salmon caviar in cases loaded onto a truck, plus a dump containing around 50,000 gutted fish. The arrested could face up to two years in jail. There was a second unrelated 'bootleg' caviar case, said police, as reported by RIA Novosti. 

Some 100 kg of bootleg black caviar was seized on the Khabarovsk-Moscow Trans-Siberian train. 

Sturgeon caviar worth $61,000) was impounded after being discovered inside a compartment of the train's dining car en route to the capital.

A suspected smuggler who worked in the dining car was arrested.

Sturgeon fishing in the wild is banned in Russia except for scientific and breeding purposes.

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hope they dont waste it !!
Mao Oliver-Semenov, Krasnoyarsk
12/08/2013 16:14
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