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Feds bust U.S.-Mexico smuggling ring

Updated: September 19, 2007, 11:18 AM ET
U.S. Department of Justice

WASHINGTON — A three-year undercover operation conducted by federal agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service led to the arrests of five individuals for their roles in illegal international trade of exotic skins and parts manufactured from sea turtles and other protected species of wildlife.

The arrests, made September 6th, 2007, were part of a joint operation with Mexican authorities and came following the return of two indictments by a federal grand jury in Denver, Colo., ...

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