Norihide Ushirozako

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‘Major Wildlife Trafficker’ Gets 21 Months For Smuggling Live Turtles, Tortoises In Snack Food Boxes

A man federal authorities call “a major wildlife trafficker” was sentenced Monday to 21 months in federal prison for smuggling 55 live turtles and tortoises inside snack food boxes into the United States last year.

04/30/2012

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Man To Go Free In LA After Smuggling Turtles From Japan

A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to smuggling live turtles and tortoises from his country into the United States will be released from federal custody after being sentenced to time served.

08/02/2011

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2 Arrested In Turtle Smuggling Case At LAX

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

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2011

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