Thieves Make Off With Railroad Track

Penny Morvant for OMRI

04/19/95

A group of thieves dismantled half a kilometer of railroad track at a station in Primorsk Krai and smuggled it across the border into China using false papers, NTV reported on 18 April. A total of 94 rails were stolen from a siding at the Talovoe station near the border and sold to buyers in China before the theft was discovered. Transport police have now detained six suspects, who were allegedly paid $200 each to carry out the operation.

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