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In Vladivostok have stopped smuggling of the dried glands of a musk deer to China - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


Customs registration on a customs post Seaport Vladivostok. Archival photo
VLADIVOSTOK, 3 Sep – RIA Novosti. The staff of the Far East operational customs (DVOT) in a cargo warehouse at the airport of Vladivostok has withdrawn a large consignment of the dried glands of a musk deer for the sum of 12,2 million rubles which was illegally tried to be sent to the People's Republic of China, RIA Novosti RIA Novosti Voskresensky reports DVOT.© to Pass into an image bank the Citizen of DPRK tried to take out from Russia musk of a musk deer under the guise of cologne "More than 9,5 kilograms of the dried glands of 352 individuals of a male of a musk deer have been prepared for export to China according to false documents. Illicit export from Russia of derivatives of valuable wild animals was undertaken by married couple. Spouses on in advance developed criminal scheme acted. Being the CEO and the founder of the Vladivostok company, they planned to carry out export of musk of a musk deer on behalf of this company" — it is said in the statement. According to customs, on the basis of false documents on legality of production and purchase of derivatives violators have got official permission to export. The market value of the withdrawn party of musky glands of a musk deer was 12,2 million rubles. Concerning spouses criminal case under the article "Smuggling of Strategically Important Resources in a Large Size" is brought, have specified in DVOT. Threatens them up to seven years of imprisonment. A musk deer — the small artiodactyl animal similar to a hornless deer. The stream of a musk deer is the gland of males of an animal excreting musk. In east medicine it is appreciated unique medicinal properties, applied also in the perfumery industry. The musk deer is SITES object — Conventions on international trade in the types of wild fauna and flora which are under the threat of disappearance.

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