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A group of black lumberjacks caught in Angara

A group of black lumberjacks caught in Angara
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Large-scale illegal logging was suppressed in the Irkutsk region. Police detained more than ten suspects.

According to the press service of the government of the Irkutsk region, the attackers conducted logging in the Kachug region. According to preliminary estimates, the damage amounted to about six million rubles. At the disposal of violators was 14 pieces of equipment, large sums of cash, accounting documents and documents permitting the cutting and processing of lumber for various needs. It turned out that commercial varieties of timber were prepared for sale.

In this regard, the head of the region, Igor Kobzev, instructed to study the issue of tightening control in the field of violations of forestry legislation. He proposed to increase the amount of fines tenfold, including for arson and neglect of the issue of forest conservation.
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