A criminal case was started against an alleged criminal group accused of buying illegally harvested timber, processing it, and selling it within Russia and exporting it to China over the course of five years. The total volume of illegally purchased and sold timber amounted to more than 140 thousand cubic meters. Registration of transactions of the forest products was carried out using fictitious (forged) documents. As a result of the criminal actions of these persons, the timber was exported to China for a total amount of over 200 million rubles. The suspected group consists of three residents from Zima and one citizen of China.
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