Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilty

villento casino lots A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam.

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chatten kostenlos partnersuche Vu, 44, admitted in a plea agreement that he imported seven big-headed turtles and seven Asian arowana fish — both of which are protected under the federal Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora and can only be brought into the United States with permits.

ivermectin 12 mg tablet for dogs foully The package from Vietnam — labeled “aquarium supplies” — also contained seven four-eyed turtles, six Asian box turtles and a black-breasted turtle, which are also all protected under federal law, according to the plea deal filed in Los Angeles federal court. The value of the illicit wildlife totaled more than $67,000 on the black market, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.