Russian police have seized nearly 10 tons of black market salmon caviar, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
According to police, the caviar was supplied to Moscow Region chain stores.
The spokesman added that an investigation is ongoing.
"The caviar was packed in unsanitary conditions," he said, adding that all the caviar had been destroyed. Police also seized a canning machine.
Salmon caviar, or red caviar, is not as highly prized as black caviar from sturgeon.
MOSCOW, November 26 (RIA Novosti)