More than a ton of illegally harvested sturgeon and black caviar were seized in Astrakhan

Law enforcement agencies of the region stopped the channel for selling sturgeon fish. On the territory of one of the commercial firms, as well as in two pavilions on the main city fish market, members of the Department of Economic Security and Anti-Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Astrakhan region, together with colleagues from the regional FSB Department, found about 10 kilograms of black caviar, 1,300 kilograms of sturgeon, stellate sturgeon, beluga And sterlet.

About 160 freshly frozen carcasses, ready-dried products and black caviar are directed to ihtiological and chemical-technological research. Experts do not exclude that a part of fish is illegally imported from abroad and contains dangerous substances. Earlier, operatives of the two agencies documented the fact of the illegal sale of Russian sturgeon in the indicated outlets.

The confiscated is transferred to the responsible custody of the enterprise. The owner of the fish is installed.

The department of inquiry of the regional police instituted criminal proceedings on the grounds of the crime provided for by Part 1 of Article 258.1 (Illegal mining and circulation of particularly valuable wild animals and aquatic biological resources belonging to species listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and / or protected by international treaties of the Russian Federation) CC RF.

Currently, investigative actions and operational activities aimed at identifying individuals involved in the illegal circulation of particularly valuable aquatic biological resources protected by international treaties of the Russian Federation are continuing.