Illegal business claw cut-of. Police in the Murmansk Region, suppressed the activities of a clandestine enterprise processing Kamchatka crab

“Officers of the Division for Economic Security and Combating the Corruption (ES&CC) of the MIA of Russia Administration for the city of Murmansk suppressed the activity of a clandestine workshop processing the illegally caught Kamchatka crab. The total weight of the valuable bio-resource removed from the illegal turnover exceeded 700 kg,” said the official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia Irina Volk

As a result of operational-search activities, police officers found a shops in one of the city districts, in which a conveyor for processing Kamchatka crab was organized. The offenders organized a complete production cycle, from washing and processing of bio-resources to their packing into specially designed containers for subsequent sale, also outside the Murmansk Region.

In the workshop, about 350 kilograms of raw crab limbs were found, as well as 390 kilograms of processed ones.

Currently, the police are taking further measures to identify those involved in the illegal catching of bio-resources.

On this fact the investigators initiated a criminal case on the grounds of a crime stipulated by clause “a” of part 1 of Article 256 of the RF Criminal Code.

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