Six Iranians Arrested in Russia Trying to Sneak into Japan

Published June 2nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Russian security forces Friday arrested six Iranians at the far-eastern port of Nakhodka for trying to enter Japan illegally, local authorities said. 

The Iranians, found in a Russian ship headed for Japan, were to be deported although they held Russian visas. 

A total of 12 Iranian nationals have been arrested while trying to enter Japan since the start of the year in the Primorye region. 

Authorities there say Russian sailors have made a lucrative business out of accepting clandestine passengers, despite being liable to fines of 2,000 dollars a time -- VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AFP) 


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