Sturgeon poachers fired upon during high speed boat chase (VIDEO)

It what played out more like an action flick, four Dagestani (Russian territory) sturgeon poachers who crossed into Kazakhstani international waters were pursued by authorities and fired upon during a high speed water chase. The poachers were spotted via helicopter and were later chased down by watercraft. During the chase the four men ditched their gear and catch while trying to escape back to Dagestan. As seen in the video above the poachers purposely rammed the Kazakhstani boat, were upon the frontier guards opened fire on them. Two of the Dagestanis were wounded.

The incident took place last fall, but the video was just released as the four men have been sentenced to one year prison terms.

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