Fine equal 500,000 rubles threatens poacher who saws down oak trees to sale them for 1,000 rubles
Penza, 30 July 2017. PenzaNews. A fine equal up to 500,000 rubles threatens a man who is suspected of illegal felling of two strong oak trees in the Akhuny-Leninsky forestry near the village Solovtsovka of the Penza region in order to sell them to a friend for 1,000 rubles. This was reported by the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
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"The damage caused by the poacher's actions exceeded 40,000 rubles," the department specified.
The press service explained that the police established the criminal by traces of horse hoofs and a cart on the ground.
"The police established that a resident of the village Solontsovka, born 1966, is involved in the crime. Police officers found the horse, the cart, sawn ends of the trees as well as other evidence of the committed crime in his yard. The suspect was interrogated and confessed to the crime," the office said.
The department specified that a criminal case was opened on the fact of illegal felling of forest trees.