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US Sends Japanese Turtle Smuggler to Prison

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Japanese man to 21 months in prison for smuggling live turtles into the United States. Atsushi Yamagami was also ordered to pay an $18,000 fine. He pleaded guilty to charges of hiding 55 turtles and tortoises in snack food boxes and sneaking them through the Honolulu […]

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