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Asian Turtle Crisis - The largest seizure of turtle smuggling in Hong Kong

December 12, 2001 (KFBG) During a joint operation of the Customs Ship Search and Cargo Command and the Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) on 11 December 2001, about 10,000 live turtles kept in four 20-foot containers on board an incoming river trade vessel from Macau were seized at the Hong Kong Yau Ma Tei Public Cargo Loading Area. It is estimated that the seizure is worth over HK$3.2 million and it is the largest seizure of live turtles in Hong Kong. Full story >

Caviar smuggler in Florida gets 13 months jail

December 11, 2001 (Reuters) - A gourmet smuggler in Florida was sentenced to 13 months in jail on Thursday for trying to sneak 110 pounds (50 kg) of Russian Beluga caviar into the United States in his luggage. Defendant Slawomir Garmulewicz was also ordered to serve two years probation upon his release, U.S. Attorney Guy Lewis said. Full story >

Smugglers steal 38 mln animals from Brazil's forests

November 14, 2001 (Reuters) - Criminals steal an estimated 38 million animals from Brazil's forests each year, the first full report on animal trafficking in the country showed this week.

The report, produced by Brazil's National Network Against the Trafficking of Wild Animals (RENCTAS), estimated that local traffickers of endangered animals earn about $1 billion a year, causing untold losses to the country's natural habitat. Full story >

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