Turtle Smuggling: 2 Arrested In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Two men from Japan have been arrested for allegedly smuggling more than 50 live turtles and tortoises into the United States.The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday that Atsushi Yamagami and Norihide Ushirozako (USHEE’-row…

LOS ANGELES — Two men from Japan have been arrested for allegedly smuggling more than 50 live turtles and tortoises into the United States.

The U.S. attorney’s office said Monday that Atsushi Yamagami and Norihide Ushirozako (USHEE’-row-za-ko), both of Osaka, were arrested Friday at Los Angeles International Airport. Both men were charged with one count each of illegally importing wildlife and one count of violating the Endangered Species Act.

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