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Seizing the yachts of Russian oligarchs was the easy part

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A superyacht at Don Diego Port in the Dominican Republic. It is at sunset and the ship is reflected in water.

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - APRIL 07: The Flying Fox superyacht is seen docked at Don Diego Port on April 7, 2022 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The superyacht, suspected of being linked to Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik, has been anchored at the port since March 21 after authorities intervened as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering and arms trafficking. (Photo by Ethan Swope/Getty Images) Ethan Swope/Getty Images

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