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Russia Again Opens Fire On North Korean Poachers In Sea Of Japan, 5 Injured, Ship Detained

Russia Again Opens Fire On North Korean Poachers In Sea Of Japan, 5 Injured, Ship Detained
Anatoliy Korolev Russian coast guard vessel in the Gulf of Finland
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Russian border guards have opened fire again on North Korean poachers in the Sea of Japan in recent days as tensions mount over illegal fishing in the area.

“As a result of [their] failure to comply with the border guards’ legitimate demands, gunfire was employed to stop one of the vessels,” declared the Russian security service, FSB, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

The ship was detained, and its crew consisting of 21 North Korean citizens was evacuated, in addition, a fire that broke out in its engine compartment was extinguished.

They found and seized about six tonnes of illegally caught squid, more than 600 kg of crab and three sharks, along with fishing gear.

“Five poachers were wounded, medical assistance is being rendered to them.”

“The intruding poachers were transported to Port of Nakhodka for further proceedings and a procedural decision.”

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john oakman October 2, 2019 at 12:17 pm

Thr Ruskies don’t fool around.

Dano October 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Good for Russia. Poachers destroy entire ecosystems.

Gourdhead October 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm

The same should be done here in the U.S. to poachers.

DJG October 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Illegal aliens aren’t all that much different from poachers. The U.S. should treat border jumpers with strict punishment.


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