Unauthorized sale of used fishing boats to Russian traders or self-employed man document inspection February 26 12:11
The Police Agency sent documents to a self-employed man in Nemuro, Hokkaido, for selling used fishing boats to Russian traders without permission. The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating how the fishing boat was used.
The document was sent to a 67-year-old self-employed man from Nemuro, Hokkaido.
According to the investigators, there was a suspicion of violating the Antiques Business Law, which sold four used fishing boats to Russian traders without permission from the Hokkaido Public Safety Commission for about half a year until February. .
The man had bought more than 100 fishing boats, which had been dormant for about 20 years, from fishermen and sold them to Russian traders.
It is said that he sold four to five ships a year and earned a profit of several million yen, and explained to the Police Department that he did not know that he needed permission. .
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the final destination of the fishing boats and how they were used.