Russia detains 161 suspected poachers after attack, some wounded- RIA

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 September 2019 11:17 GMT

MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Russia is holding 161 suspected North Korean poachers who were detained in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday after one of the boats they were on attacked a Russian patrol, the RIA news agency said on Wednesday.

A Russian border patrol discovered two North Korean schooners and 11 motorboats fishing illegally off its far eastern coast on Tuesday and detained the first vessel, prompting the second one to open fire, Ria said, quoting Russia's Federal Security Service. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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