Wildlife Trafficking Arrests in Texas

in Environmental Threats

In 2012, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Texas made over 150 arrests of online sales of endangered species.

30 game wardens were assigned to wildlife trafficking cases that lead to 51 federal and state cases being filed in court.

Among the items seized from online sales were freshwater stingrays, leopard pelt and non-native invasive snakes.

Source:  Carol Christian, “International wildlife sting finds most success in Texas,” Houston Chronicle, July 12, 2013.

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