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Animal Smuggling

Monkey Business: When Mexico Tried to Buy a Gorilla on the Black Market

ADST | Posted 08.18.2015 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Endangered Birds Found Shoved Into Plastic Bottles By Smuggler

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

Indonesian wildlife officers have recovered more than 20 yellow crested cockatoos from a wildlife trafficker who attempted to smuggle the birds by sho...

Cops Bust Man For Having 53 King Cobras In Car

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | World

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese police say they have seized 53 king cobras from a car in Hanoi and arrested the driver. Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monda...

Smugglers Caught With 10% Of ENTIRE SPECIES In Luggage

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green

Two smugglers are facing charges in Thailand after authorities caught them attempting to sneak more than 10 percent of the remaining population of a c...

Animal Smuggler Beyond Reach Of Law | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green

HONG TONG, Laos — On an obscure and bumpy dirt road not far from the banks of the Mekong River, the compound of Vixay Keosavang stands out for its i...

Turtle Smuggler Gets His Due

AP | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison Monday for smuggling dozens of live turtles and tortoises from Japan into the U....

Vietnam Confiscates One Ton Of Elephant Tusks

AP | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese authorities say they have uncovered more than a ton of elephant tusks that smugglers were attempting to illegally take to...

Nearly 100 Endangered Pangolins Saved In Thai Trafficking Bust

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green

BANGKOK -- Authorities in Thailand have rescued nearly 100 endangered pangolins worth about $32,000 that they say were to be sold and eaten outside th...

Man Pleads Guilty To Smuggling 55 Turtles In Snack Food Boxes

AP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A Japanese man has pleaded guilty to smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises from his country into the United States by hiding them in ...

Saving a Living Treasure of Asia

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Arthur Rosenfeld

Tigers, rhinos, and bears are some of the most publicized and emblematic victims of smuggling and butchery, but there is another, nearly silent extinction epidemic underway in Asia.

Thai Airport Smuggler Busted With 'Virtual Zoo'

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.13.2011 | Travel

A man was arrested Friday at the Bangkok international airport with suitcases full of baby leopards, panthers, monkeys and a bear. The man was wait...

Baby Leopards, Panthers, Monkeys And Bear Found In Man's Suitcases At Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2011 | Green

BANGKOK (AP) -- Authorities at Bangkok's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards,...