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Estonian border guards detain 2 Russian men for illegally crossing border by boat

  • 2018-11-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Officers of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board detained two men who had illegally crossed the Estonian-Russian border on the Narva Reservoir by boat on Monday morning. 

Border guards detected the illegal border-crossing in the direction from Russia to Estonia at around 7:30 a.m. The border crossing took place under conditions of thick fog, spokespeople for the South prefecture of the Police and Border Guard Board said. 

A patrol dispatched to the scene intercepted a Russian-registered rubber boat with two male Russian citizens inside. The men, born in 1970 and 1957, were taken to port and a misdemeanor procedure was started. 

The men were later handed over to Russian border guards.