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Crab poacher arrested in Magadan

September 3 2008
01:09

Magadan customs criminal investigation into the smuggling across the customs border of live crab. This was reported Pravde.Ru spokesman Magadan customs Elena Khotov.

According to her, a foreign ship under the flag of Cambodia, Phnom Penh port, which was carrying 5,272 individuals live crab was found in the territorial waters in Ayano-Shantar Sea of Okhotsk, Magadan area border.

It was found during the inspection, the vessel lacked the technical means of control, fisheries and marine engine logs, daily reports were not given the captain. At the same time the ship was equipped with the necessary fishing, freight and other necessary production and transportation of living aquatic resources equipment. In the freezer, there were about 4 tons of profit - the herring and pollack. Also found that the company - the shipowner permit for entering the Russian territorial waters in the border service not requested, the customs authority is not notified, the ship for customs clearance and control was provided.

Thus, the offense was committed in several articles of the administrative and penal code. Magadan customs were prosecuted under Part 1 of Art. 188 (smuggling). Sanction of the article provides a fine amounting from 100 to 300 thousand rubles. Or imprisonment for up to 5 years old, and administrative proceedings under Part 1, Art. 16.1 (illegal movement of goods and vehicles through customs border of the Russian Federation), for which, under the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation, expects violators a fine of from 1 to three times the size of the value of goods and vehicles to the possible confiscation or seizure.

Crab released into their natural habitats, the ship seized. Under investigation.

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