In Maritime Territory Staffers of Russian Secret Service Detained Member of AUM

The staffers of the Maritime administration of the Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia have detained a member of the Aum Shinrikyo sect. As RIA Novosti was told in the FSB regional administration on Monday, detenu Alexei Yurchuk was on the federal wanted list.

According to the FSB staffers' information, three other members of this extremist religious organisation were detained in the Maritime (Primorye) Territory (the Russian Far East) earlier. As it was found out in the course of the investigation, these sectarians were militants who intended to penetrate into Japan.

The materials of the criminal case, opened against them, have now been submitted to the Territorial court.

In expert opinion, in the Maritime Territory there is no operating staff or centre belonging to the sect. All the sectarians, detained in the Territory, came here from the central regions of the country.