Primorye: smuggling of valuable forest worth $626.300 into China revealed
19 criminal cases were initiated.
In Ussuriysk, customs officers revealed 2.3 thousand cubic meters of valuable Mongolian oak and Manchurian ash worth 40.7 million rubles ($626.300) smuggled to China.
According to the Ussuri customs, an entrepreneur from Vladivostok, on the order of Chinese citizens, used the details of the company, whose director was a figurehead. In fact, the Primorye citizen illegally moved lumber across the border leading this company.
19 criminal cases were initiated under the Illegal Transfer of Important Resources on a large scale article, the sanction of which provides for up to seven years in prison.