Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/ RIA “Novosti”
In Vladivostok the court seized 90 11 belugas and orcas, which was going to sell to China. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the representative of the regional Department of the Investigative Committee (IC).
Animals are kept in the Middle Bay in Primorye. “Imposed a security measure, so the animals are not taken”, — said the Agency interlocutor. The timing of the arrest is not installed, it will last as long as necessary for investigation.
The arrest followed after the message of Greenpeace Russia on the planned sale to China of 13 endangered orcas. Over the last few years there were exported 15 animals.
SC opened a criminal case under article “Illegal extraction (catch) of aquatic biological resources”. According to investigators, was caught 12 of 90 whales and Beluga whales. Found that 11 species of whales are young and belong to a transit species, listed in Red data book of Kamchatka Krai.
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