Years-Long Federal Investigation Busts Multi-State Elver Trafficking Ring
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Washington Post] by Rachel Weiner - April 7, 2017
A massive years-long undercover operation has led to arrests and guilty pleas up and down the East Coast of poachers and traffickers who dealt in a slippery, squiggly and valuable commodity: baby eels.
William Sheldon, who runs one of the biggest and oldest eel businesses in Maine, might be forced to give up his truck with the license plate "EELWGN." In Virginia federal court this month, a Brooklyn seafood dealer named Tommy Zhou became the eleventh man to plead guilty to eel trafficking...
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