The fishing ended, they start the sentences
Last Putin, together with the catch and brought the shaft of criminal cases. This year the court has gone not only poachers-lovers, but also members of several organized criminal groups. For the first time in many years, more than ten members of the gang were real sentences.The fishing ended, they start the sentences
Putin is over, and criminal cases after it are still under investigation, the courts handed down more stringent sentences In… the regional Prosecutor’s office noted that cases of illegal harvesting and sales of valuable bio-resources of the Amur river, including organized groups, every year it is fixed more and more. But not because the criminals multiply. Rather, because of increasing efficiency of law enforcement officers – those who knows best where and how much fish caught in a net by quotas.
According to Rosrybolovstva, in recent times in the region in an average year, are illegally caught for 21 tons of sturgeon and salmon. This is a very remarkable figure. Not to say that before there were fewer poachers. Just more of them began to catch and judge. A year ago, “Pacific star” already wrote about the fact that, starting in 2014, prosecutors drew attention to the problem as their own, and law enforcement officers.
– We understand that the police is working on all fronts, focusing on more serious crimes, burglaries and robberies, and poaching is punishable by a residual principle, – says the Deputy Prosecutor of the Khabarovsk Krai Maxim Sobchuk. – However, it is clear that for our region fish and eggs is a very important resource that must be protected from uncontrolled destruction.
Protection of fish from poachers in the region are engaged in some departments and in General make common cause as their authority, and the prosecution, as a conductor in an orchestra, coordinates the entire process, helps to interact with different “groups of instruments”, combining their efforts into a shared Symphony. A few years ago the results were rather weak. Being too independent fishermen feel almost completely safe far from the fishery inspection of the banks showed operational reports.
– Illegal circulation of water bioresources in the Criminal code of the Russian Federation devoted to two articles, – says Maxim Sobchuk. – A more severe punishment is envisaged by the article 258, part 1 – this real time up to 5-7 years, and a fine of up to two million rubles. The stricter the punishment, if the offender is not alone, and braconier with a group of friends. Under the protection of this article fall sturgeon, listed in the Red book. More loyal to the law to underground collectors and dealers “red gold” of the Amur region – salmon species and their eggs. Under article 256-th of the criminal code threatens the strength of 2-5 years of imprisonment even if the offence is committed within an organized criminal group and brings a particularly large damage to the economy and, more importantly, the ecology of the region.
According to Maxim Sobchaka, often in villages where periodically detained poachers with endangered sturgeon and supplies them black, the most valuable on the market caviar, the suspects were charged with less serious first part of the 258th article. Like production, storage, transportation and marketing of sturgeon is only concerned with one person. But the summary clearly signaled that if arrested the driver of the van, on Board of which they found 75 pounds of caviar, obviously the man takes her not only for personal use, and to procure as much alone difficult. And then there is the distribution channel…
– If to detain and punish only the carrier, the channel will not be stopped, – explains Maxim Sobchuk. – In the lower reaches of the Amur poaching flourishes traditionally, there are more fish and less as a water bailiff. But in recent years the situation has taken a threatening environmental situation and the survival of the species turnover. To fish go out of the group on the boat, navigation, modern weapons of mass gear, it must be stopped.
The Prosecutor’s office had to react harshly, especially as measures for this Department enough. And the result was not long in coming. For comparison, in 2013 and 2014 were recorded at 308 and 471 crime and any organized crime groups, criminals were fined and occasionally suspended sentences, the damage was compensated slightly more than six percent. And in 2015, we identified more than 500 cases of illegal fraud bioresources, three defendants were the actual terms and two others went on trial as members of organized crime groups.
The Prosecutor’s office is not looking for actual poachers, but actively “catch the hand” of those whom it is supposed to do. Thus, by the end of September 2018 in the Khabarovsk region, as a result of strengthening of Prosecutor’s supervision over fighters with poachers, recorded 222 violations of the law detected 14 hidden record of crimes and brought to justice, 38 law enforcement officers. However, I regret to notice Maxim Sobchuk, the main number of crimes detected, usually during raids and preventive operations, and operational-investigative activity is still weak. There are problems in the prosecution of providers caught poaching fish in the markets of Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
However, for the first three quarters of this year in the field of aquatic bioresources was 306 crimes, including the composition of the gang – 22. For the first time in many years, sentenced to real terms not only of the seven poachers-single (in the past, one or two), but more than ten participants of organized criminal groups.
Caviar black, banned
For example, in August employees of the regional FSB “opened” a criminal group that was engaged in the transportation of black caviar in the Western regions of the country. Among defendants – the Deputy of one of rural settlements of the Krasnodar region, which, in fact, harvested delicacy. The poachers were transporting eggs from areas of the Lower Amur in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, where it was stored before sending. There were seized more than 800 kilograms cost 4.4 million rubles.
Engaged in the extermination of sturgeon and organized groups purely local flood. For example, in March, two residents of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, was detained when transporting sturgeon of the Nikolaev area in the Komsomol. During the inspection of the suspicious car, the police found 42 carcasses of gutted fish – 25 sturgeon and Kaluga 17, the total weighing nearly a ton!
How constantly we hear the police, the men originally issued a version that is being taken, do not know that, at the request of unknown “persons of Caucasian nationality”. But after the intervention of Nikolaev-on-Amur city Prosecutor criminal case, because it was obviously about organized crime groups, and especially large damage, had been submitted for investigation to the investigation Committee. There’s “just carriers” had to open all the secrets – that being said, the recognition alleviate the plight.
– The result has been detained the organizer of criminal group, also komsomolchan – says Maxim Sobchuk. – He coordinated all actions of the partners, gave them money to buy fish and a car for transportation. During the search he seized 42 kilograms of black caviar and an automatic type Kalashnikov. Currently, the gang members confessed, with one of them the Prosecutor’s office concluded pre-trial cooperation agreement. The criminal investigation continues.
– Most recent example in September on the highway selikhino – Nikolaevsk-on-Amur in Ulchi district police officers during the operation “Putin” detained a local resident, carrying three thermos 150 cans of caviar a total weight of 75 kg, – continues Maxim Sobchuk. Again, “old song”: the unknown met, asked for money to move… Given the large number of seized caviar and the fact that the actions of the unknown persons observed organization, Ulchsky district attorney withdrew the criminal case from the production Department inquiry and referred to the investigation Committee. Currently, the investigation continues.
Red fish, spawning
More often than sturgeon in the Amur river and the surrounding rivers by quotas and permits to catch pink salmon and chum salmon, particularly when the fish are moving EN masse from the sea to spawn. In season law enforcement agencies increases operational work, and in the courts – sentences.
For example, this year in Nikolaevsk-on-Amur for poaching salmon fishing convicted three accomplices. During spawning migration of the fish they blocked network riverbed Cums in Nikolaevsk the area and illegally fished about 5 thousand fish, of which have prepared 116.5 kilograms of salt and 32.8 per kilogram of raw caviar. The state is caused especially large damage – more than a million rubles.
Guilt fans to spread the network outside of the law is not recognized, even when their alibi was disproved by the Prosecutor. However, all three partners are assigned probation. The type and amount of punishment influenced by extenuating circumstances, and the fact of committing a crime for the first time. But the second time, if it is, will cost the poachers much more.
And in Komsomolsk-on-Amur to actual imprisonment the convicted organizer and participants of criminal group who were engaged in illegal fishing of salmon on a self-propelled boat, and even on the migratory path to spawning. It is proved that 40-year-old resident of Komsomolsk-on-Amur has assembled a company of six friends of fishermen, and bought refrigeration equipment, boats and gear to equip a plant for the processing of fish.
In the autumn Putin, they fished illegally for more than 4.7 thousand tails and salmon. This is a particularly large damage – more than 2.7 million rubles. Traditionally, the defendants did not admit guilt. However, speaking the language of the Protocol, the totality of the investigated evidence of their guilt was proved in full. The court, agreeing with the opinion of the public Prosecutor, sentenced the organizer of group to 3 years 4 months of imprisonment, the direct perpetrators sentenced to terms of from 2.8 to 2.10 years in a penal colony. At the same time the court ordered the poachers to the entire amount of damages, to begin confiscating the income of the state an instrument of crime – the boat “Amur” with the motor.
Closer to the sea and the diverse biological resources, including illegal. So this year in the Vanino district court has fined the inhabitant of the settlement Mongokhto for an illegal catch of salmon and crab. In late July he went on a motor boat, which was borrowed from a friend, the waters of the Bay, the Watchman of the Tatar Strait. In an illegal network swam 68 garbus and six crabs – spiky, and Kamchatka.
But the joy of fishing did not last long. On the shore he was met by the staff of the border Department of the FSB. To deny the man did not, repented, and, due to the previously unblemished reputation, and voluntary compensation (by almost 20 thousand), escaped conviction with a fine of 15 thousand. And the network had to burn, not to be tempted in the future.
It is no secret that sometimes poachers patronize officials, for example, regulatory bodies. This year took place the sentences in the two criminal cases. For example, the office of public Prosecutor of Komsomol area has achieved real prison now former traffic officer, who organized illegal extraction of sturgeon near the village of NOVOIL’inovka and in his home country staged a workshop for processing of extracted sturgeon.
And the criminal group he attracted four local residents who were directly caught and butchered fish. In June 2017, the organizer was detained by law enforcement personnel when transportation of large quantities of fish and caviar. After the arrest, he seized 308 pieces of sturgeon, and over a hundred liters of black caviar.
The damage exceeded $ 5.5 million rubles. The organizer gave 3.6 years in a penal colony, two member OPG – year. Another entered into a pretrial agreement and received a suspended sentence, and the criminal case against the fourth is considered by the court. On the car and two motor boats, which are recognized by the instruments of the crime seized. The income from their sale will go to pay off the damages.
A few weeks ago, the Prosecutor of the region have also strengthened the punishment to the former senior specialist of the Department of fisheries in the Ulchi district, and four of his accomplices. It is known that from June 2015 to February 2016 on the territory of the Amursk and Ulchi district of the fishing inspector was organized and headed a criminal group of eight people engaged in illegal extraction of sturgeon fish species.
For six months they caught more than 846 kilograms of Kaluga and Amur sturgeon and procured 462 pounds of their calves to more than 7 million rubles! Even during the investigation was arrested property of the defendants on that amount, but first time, they were awarded conditional. Disagreeing with a mild punishment, the Prosecutor made appeals representation. The result is a conditional sentence was transferred to real. The organizer four years in a General regime colony to the next three most active partners – from half to 3.5 years of imprisonment.
To steal a more expensive
Every year in the statistical table are growing numbers of compensation to the Treasury and the nature of the damage. Although this index is traditionally low. First, Wheeler-dealer, caught with unsold product, often virtually no money, and once behind bars, he and take anywhere. Second, the ecological value of resources increases their cost for reimbursement to the state Treasury relative to the market at times.
For example, the fee for a single instance (regardless of weight) Kaluga is 269250 rubles, Amur sturgeon – 160456, chum salmon the 2009 pink salmon – 961 rubles. The black caviar will cost the poacher at 54910 rubles per kilogram sturgeon, 82200 caloria. For a kilo of caviar in favor of the state will have to reimburse 27455 rubles.
According to the materials: toz.su