PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, October 5 (Itar-Tass) — About 18 tons of illegal red caviar were seized in a port in the eastern coast of Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka peninsula, a spokesman for the north-eastern border administration of the Russian coastal guards service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
According to the spokesman, the caviar was meant to be shipped to the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On October 4, border guards and naval inspectors checked the Gritan vessel in the Ossora bay. The check revealed about 18 tons of red caviar and more than 10 tons of salmon. Accompanying documents said the caviar and fish had been seized from poachers. Although, the documents turned to be falsified. Four persons who accompanied the cargo were taken to police for further investigation.