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Police seize 1 tonne of illegal sturgeon, caviar on Moscow’s market

June 18, 2012, 10:33 UTC+3

All illegal products were seized and taken for examination, the source said

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MOSCOW, June 18 (Itar-Tass) — Police have seized around 1 tonne of illegal sturgeon species, caviar and king crab on Moscow’s Dorogomilovsky market, the press service of the Interior Ministry’s economic security and anti-corruption department told Itar-Tass on Monday.

“During a special raid police found in fish retail shops, storage facilities and refrigerators products of precious fish species – black and red caviar, sturgeon, king crab – that were marketed without necessary documents testifying catch legality and safety for consumer’s health,” the source said,

Moreover, police found a batch of great sturgeon put on the international and Russian red list of endangered species.

“All illegal products were seized and taken for examination,” the source said.

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