The killers of seals have been detained in Dagestan
With this headline in, AIF-Dagestan Newspaper have published an article about three poachers detained by officers of the Frontier Directorate of the Federal Security Service of Russia in Dagestan, near the mouth of the Alikazgan River. In their boat without a registration numbers, more than 200 sturgeons were found (total weight – 780 kg), 1 kg of black caviar, and 11 seal furs.
According to preliminary estimates, the damage to aquatic biological resources amounted to about 2 million rubles. Currently, the issue of initiating a criminal case under article 258.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (‘Illegal catching and circulation of valuable wild animals and aquatic biological resources belonging to species listed in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation or protected by international agreements of the Russian Federation’).
Source: AIF-Dagestan Newspaper, Russia
Photo: Evgeny Polonsky