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Far East: Russia detains 262 North Korean sailors

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 27, 2019
Russia said Friday it had detained more than 260 North Korean fishermen off its Far Eastern coast for poaching.
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The mass arrests came after Russia detained more than 160 North Korean fishermen in the Sea of Japan last week.

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The FSB security service said that it stopped "three schooners and five motorboats with 262 North Koreans onboard, Russian news agencies reported.

The fishermen did not resist arrest and were brought to the Far Eastern port of Nakhodka, it said.

Around 30,000 squid were seized along with illegal fishing equipment from the North Koreans, the security service added.