accuse Chinese poachers of poisoning rivers in quest
By Anatoly Medetsky, Associated Press
Russia, June 24, 2003: Two Chinese poachers pour
herbicides into a shallow Russian river, and minutes later
dozens of dead frogs come belly up. One of the poachers,
clad in a khaki jacket and high rubber boots, wades into
the water and stuffs the limp bodies into a plastic bag.
Russian border guards videotaped the scene last year
as evidence of a practice Chinese poachers began using
widely last year — allegedly poisoning about 10
Russian rivers near the border with China. Officers
then detained the pair and handed them over to China.