Alleged foreign poachers accused of assault on Russian border guards go on trial
MOSCOW, May 26 (RAPSI) – A court in Nakhodka, a town in the Primorsky Krai, will proceed with a case against three alleged foreign poachers charged with assault on the Russian boundary officers in the Sea of Japan, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports Tuesday.
Indictment against the foreigners is approved, the statement reads.
According to case papers, in September 2019, boundary officers of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Primorsky Krai Directorate patrolling the Sea of Japan found a poaching foreignfishing vessel, reportedly under the North Korean flag.
Alleged poachers actively resisted during the vehicle check that resulted in personal injuries of four officers including a gunshot wound of one of them, the Investigative Committee reported earlier.