Congratulations to FWS, ICE and CBP for thwarting the illegal import of wildlife. Check out this article!
This is a great example of our Federal government working together across government agency boundaries to achieve a commmon mission–and what an important mission it is. Stopping the illegal import of wildlife species is critical in maintaining a viable ecosystem. In addition, it’s linkage to other criminal activities even further necessitates the involvement of law enforcement.
The coordinated task of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is to be commended. This type of criminal activity is reprehensible. It is a sad state that there is a demand for these illegal wildlife specimens. I shudder to ask who the “consumers” are in this case. However, I am happy to see that they will not be receiving their goods and that the Natioinal Wildlife Foundation will be gaining $100,000 woth of funds thanks to the fines imposed.