Anorak | Roe Betide You

Roe Betide You

by | 14th, July 2003

‘RUSSIAN customs officers are mourning the loss of the country’s only ‘sniffer cat’ run over and killed in what looks to all the world as a mafia contract killing.

Batik believed to be the brains behind both deaths

Rusik had become the scourge of the Stavropol region’s mafia for his success in hunting out caviar being smuggled from the Caspian Sea to Moscow and thence to the West.

It is a lucrative trade, worth an estimated £1bn a year but in recent months it had been severely curtailed by the talented Siamese’s nose for the sturgeon’s roe.

‘One day, Rusik just leapt into the boot of a passing car at a checkpoint and immediately sniffed out

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