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What exactly is caviar?

caviar supplier in London, said the price on the legal market for one variety of black roe produced near Khabarovsk could be as much as $400 per kilo. At that price the smuggled haul could be worth as much as $200,000.
MOSCOW — A speeding hearse pulled over by Russian police was found with more than half-a-ton of illegal black caviar stashed in the coffin it was carrying
“I don’t think it’s logistically impossible. You’d need a factory,” Rohgar said. “All it can be is that they’ve raided some warehouse.
The black market in caviar has shrunk since its heyday a decade ago, when it was compared to the drugs trade, and much of the poaching that threatened the extinction of the sturgeon has now been stamped out. Yet smuggling continues, with Russian police in the far east periodically seizing lorry-loads of caviar.
Russia’s undertaker industry is also not known for its transparency. Officials estimate as much as 60 percent of burials are done by unlicensed and amateur undertakers, who sometimes bribe ambulance workers to give them a head start on reaching the deceased]]>

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