TRIO TRIED TO SMUGGLE $600,000 WORTH OF CALIFORNIA SUCCULENTS

The LA Times on 31st May reported that 3 South Korean citizens have been charged with trying to illegally export thousands of plants poached from remote Northern California state parks.  The succulents are prized in Asia, but they take years to grow in nurseries.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-plant-smuggling-plot-20190531-story.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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