September 25, 2020

Russia detains 161 North Korean “poachers” amid dispute over illegal fishing

Four Russian border guards reportedly injured in high-seas incident, FSB says

Russian authorities are holding 161 alleged North Korean poachers in custody following a high-seas incident in which a DPRK crew attacked and injured four border guards, the country's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Wednesday.

The FSB has said that two DPRK ships and 11 motorboats were spotted poaching near the Yamato Bank, which lies between the Korean peninsula, Russia, and Japan, earlier in the week.