Poachers given a suspended sentence for killing a bear family in the Angara region
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Poachers on an SUV were stopped during a raid in the Bayandaevsky district of the Angara region by traffic police inspectors. In the trunk of the car were bear paws and skins allegedly found in the forest – this is how the driver explained their origin. However, the police managed to catch him in a lie.

Employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs provedthat two residents of Irkutsk with comrades from Cheremkhovo and the village of Ust-Ordynsky illegally killed a female bear with three cubs. Harm to nature experts estimate in different amounts – from a quarter of a million to 800 thousand rubles.

Law enforcers noted that, while devastating the animal dwelling, poachers filmed their actions on a phone camera. Later, the defendants in the criminal case interfered with the investigation, gave false testimony or refused to speak.

The court found the hunters guilty and sentenced them to various terms of imprisonment – from three to three and a half years of probation. Poachers are prohibited from hunting for two years. Their weapons have been confiscated.

The court also filed a lawsuit to recover from the perpetrators damage to the animal world.

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