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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Sea Slug Bust




MOSCOW -- About 650 kilograms of trepang, or dried sea slugs, has been seized by police from Chinese citizens at two airports in the Kuril Islands in the Far East, Itar-Tass said Wednesday.


Itar-Tass said the Chinese nationals had bought the trepang in Russia for $35,000 and could have received $80,000 to $100,000 for it in China.


Catching and selling trepag, considered an aphrodisiac and a delicacy in many parts of Asia, is illegal in Russia.