Foreign poacher receives 4 years in prison for assault on Russian border guards
MOSCOW, January 26 (RAPSI) – A court in Nakhodka, a town in the Primorsky Krai, has passed a four-year prison sentence upon a foreign poacher for assault on Russian boundary officers in the Sea of Japan, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports.
The sailor has been found guilty of using force against a representative of authority.
In September 2019, boundary officers of the Federal Security Service’s (FSB) Primorsky Krai Directorate patrolling the Sea of Japan found a poaching foreignfishing vessel, reportedly under the North Korean flag. Eighteen foreign sailors actively resisted during the vehicle check that resulted in personal injuries of four officers out of eleven, including a gunshot wound of one of them, the Investigative Committee reported earlier.
In July 2020, the court convicted one more defendant and imprisoned him for fourt years as well.