In Primorye has stopped attempt of export from Russia 4.5 tons of mammoth tusks

© Photo : from the page «Krasnoyarsk Geoarchaeology» Contaction mammoth. Archive photoIn Primorye has stopped attempt of export from Russia 4.5 tons of mammoth tusks© Photo : from the page «Krasnoyarsk Geoarchaeology» Vkontakte

The FSB in Primorye stopped the attempt to smuggle from Russia to 4.5 tons of mammoth tusks and 200 kilograms of dried far Eastern trepang, reports TSOs of the FSB of Russia.

«Border Department of the FSB of Russia for the Primorye territory foiled attempt to export from the territory of the Russian Federation a large consignment of tusks of a mammoth on fake documents. The weight of the cargo amounted to more than 4.5 tons,» — said in the message.

According to experts of the Ministry of culture at the far Eastern Federal district, discovered the tusks are objects of cultural value, their value is more than 340 million rubles.

It is noted that in another checkpoint across the state border, upon inspection of the passenger bus was discovered a cache of more than 200 kilograms of dried a far East trepang. The cost of content amounted to 4.5 million rubles.

Only in 2017, the Maritime border guards in the framework of the counteraction to the attempts of illegal export for limits of Russia of valuable species of animals, plants and aquatic biological resources of prevented damage for the sum over 450 million roubles, is added in the message.

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