Friday, July 15, 2011
Russian Police Seize 90kg. of illegal Sturgeon Caviar from Russian Military.
Russian Police recently arrested crew aboard a military plane carrying 90kg. of illegally poached caviar. The flight crew, scheduled to fly a Tu-154 passenger plane from the East Siberian city of Khabarovsk to Moscow, had concealed more than 90 kilograms of the tinned delicacy in their luggage, Khabarovsk police found after a pre-flight inspection.
You can read the full article here, and an additional article here. Market value of the caviar is estimated to be upwards of 2.3 million dollars. Yet another reason why we need a strong push to make farmed-raised caviar a future reality.