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More than 170 kg of black caviar found from poachers in Yakutia

More than 170 kg of black caviar found from poachers in Yakutia
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In Yakutia, 174 kg of black caviar and 860 kg of sturgeon were found from poachers. In total, more than two tons of aquatic biological resources in the amount of 117 million rubles were withdrawn in the territory of two regions of the republic and in Yakutsk.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, the operation was attended by employees of the Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Yakutia, the regional FSB, the National Guard and the Federal Agency for Fishery.

It was established that during this summer, a previously convicted resident of Yakutsk, together with two accomplices, was illegally fishing in the Lena River. During the search, prohibited fishing gear was seized. Three suspects have been detained. A criminal case has been initiated; poachers may face imprisonment for a term of two to five years.

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