Five Japanese fishing boats detained by Russian border guards for inspection: Source

PRIMORYE TERRITORY, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019: Russian border guards detain North Korean poachers in the Russian waters of the Sea of Japan. Russia's border guard, aviation, and special tasks subdivisions have detained over 160 North Korean citizens on racketeering ships and eleven motor boats for illegal fishing and harvesting of aquatic bioresources; four Russian border guards have been injured during the operation. Video screen grab/Russian Federal Security Service/TASS. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Dec 18, 2019, TASS. Russian border guards have detained five Japanese fishing boats for inspection, a source in law enforcement agencies told TASS on Wednesday, TASS reported.

“Five Japanese fishing boats were detained. They are now being inspected,” the source said. The source did not specify the circumstances around the incident or how many sailors were on board.

NHK TV channel reported earlier citing a source in the Japanese Foreign Ministry that Russian border guards detained Japanese fishing boats for inspection on Tuesday. Kyodo news agency reported that the detained boats were fishing for octopuses in accordance with the bilateral agreement.

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