Iguanas for Sale on the Black Market

in Environmental Threats

A smuggler was charged by authorities in California for stealing endangered iguanas from a nature preserve in Fiji.  According to law enforcement officials, the man smuggled the iguanas into America through his prosthetic leg.

Based on recording made to an undercover officer, the smuggler stated that he previously offered 3 iguanas for sale at the price of $32,000, or roughly $10,600 each.

See a complete list of exotic animals for sale on the black market here.

Source: “Man ‘steals iguanas in fake leg’ ,” BBC News, September 22, 2007.

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