The Khabarovsk district court has sentenced one of the defendants in the case about the transport of 500 kilos of caviar in the coffin in the hearse, according to the Prosecutor’s office of Khabarovsk Krai.

Resident of Khabarovsk, engaged in transportation of ROE, the court recognized
guilty under part 3 of article 258.1 of the criminal code (trafficking in derivatives
aquatic biological resources listed in the Red book of the Russian Federation,
committed by an organized group). He was sentenced to three years
of imprisonment conditionally with a trial period three years. Verdict
not yet entered.

In addition, the defendant will be charged more than 4 million rubles. The claim of the Amur territorial administration of Federal Agency for fisheries in the interests of the Russian Federation for the sum more than 4,56 million rubles, the court granted in part – in the amount of 4.17 million rubles, the Prosecutor said.

According to the report, the defendant actively cooperated with the investigation, was not trying to avoid criminal responsibility, gave a detailed confession. The case was heard in a special manner.

Carrier caviar detained in October 2015 on the road “Khabarovsk-Nakhodka”. He was carrying the eggs in a hearse with a stencil “the funeral” below the windshield. 511 kg of black caviar in containers, the traffic police found in a coffin. Later all the eggs were destroyed, crushed by a bulldozer.

The criminal investigation led SU IC of Russia in the Khabarovsk region. In
the composition of the gang involved in the extraction and transportation of black caviar, six

Khabarovsk court issued a verdict in the case of the carriage of 500 kg of black caviar in the hearse 19.10.2016

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