Flying squirrel trafficking ring busted by Florida wildlife officials


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1  Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation
Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation. At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an “elaborate organized enterprise” to smuggle Florida’s flying squirrels — protected wildlife in the state — and sell them, investigators announced Monday. Up to 10,000 traps were set up across the …
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2  Seven Arrested In Wildlife Trafficking Of 3,700 Flying Squirrels Through Chicago
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources worked with federal agencies in Florida to take down a wildlife trafficking ring operating through Chicago.
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1Flying squirrel trafficking
At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an “elaborate organized enterprise” to smuggle Florida’s flying squirrels — protected wildlife in the state — and sell them, investigators …
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/us/florida-flying-squirrel-trafficking-arrests-trnd/index.html

2Flying squirrel trafficking
Flying squirrel trafficking ring sees seven charged, Florida officials say. As many as 3,600 of protected species were trapped in less than three years
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring-florida-south-korea-seven-charged-b1177771.html

3Flying squirrel trafficking
Florida wildlife investigators uncover flying squirrel trafficking ring: officials Buyers from South Korea would travel to the U.S. and purchase the flying squirrels, investigators said
https://www.foxnews.com/science/7-charged-in-million-dollar-flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring

4Flying squirrel trafficking
Flying squirrel trafficking ring busted by Florida wildlife officials Updated 8:03 AM; Today 8:03 AM Suzanne Higgs prepares to release a flying squirrel near the Kalamazoo Nature Center.
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/10/flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring-busted-by-florida-wildlife-officials.html

5Flying squirrel trafficking
In three years, the alleged flying squirrel trafficking ring moved 3,600 of the animals. In the same time, the Florida wildlife dealer illegally netted over $213,000, authorities said.
https://nypost.com/2020/10/19/seven-charged-in-alleged-florida-flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring/

6Flying squirrel trafficking
BUSHNELL, Fla. – A group of flying squirrel smugglers has been grounded after a 19-month-long investigation that stretched across the country and as far as Asia, Florida wildlife officials say. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the series of arrests Monday, which disrupted what they called an “elaborate organized enterprise to smuggle Florida’s wildlife to …
https://www.fox13news.com/news/florida-wildlife-investigators-bust-million-dollar-flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring

7Flying squirrel trafficking
Poachers in Central Florida caught thousands of flying squirrels and sold them to buyers in South Korea, according to state wildlife investigators, who have described a broad wildlife trafficking …
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/florida-flying-squirrel-trafficking-scheme-reached-south-korea-investigators-say/ar-BB1abhSO

8Flying squirrel trafficking
(CNN) — At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an “elaborate organized enterprise” to smuggle Florida’s flying squirrels — protected wildlife in the state — and sell them …
https://www.westernmassnews.com/general/7-people-charged-in-flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring-florida-officials-say/article_088cefc3-bbf7-5156-83aa-bbea2ff6f77e.html

9Flying squirrel trafficking
Flying squirrels have gained popularity as … An ongoing investigation by Florida wildlife authorities has uncovered what’s alleged to be the nation’s largest flying squirrel trafficking ring.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/09/florida-flying-squirrels-smuggled-abroad-exotic-pets/

10Flying squirrel trafficking
Seven Arrested In Wildlife Trafficking Of 3,700 Flying Squirrels Through ChicagoThe Illinois Department of Natural Resources worked with federal agencies in Florida to take down a wildlife …
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/10/19/seven-arrested-in-wildlife-trafficking-of-3700-flying-squirrels-through-chicago/

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1Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation
At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an “elaborate organized enterprise” to smuggle Florida’s flying squirrels — protected wildlife in the state — and sell them, investigators announced Monday.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/20/us/florida-flying-squirrel-trafficking-arrests-trnd/index.html
Published Date: 2020-10-20T10:59:00.0000000Z

2Flying squirrel trafficking ring sees seven charged, Florida officials say
Seven people have been charged over a Florida-based international flying squirrel trafficking scheme in which thousands of the creatures were exported to Asia, state conservation officials said on Monday.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring-florida-south-korea-seven-charged-b1177771.html
Published Date: 2020-10-20T08:32:00.0000000Z

3Florida wildlife investigators uncover flying squirrel trafficking ring: officials
At least seven people have been charged in an “elaborate” flying squirrel trafficking scheme in which poachers in Florida caught thousands of the rodents before selling them to buyers in Asia, officials said on Monday.
https://www.foxnews.com/science/7-charged-in-million-dollar-flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring
Published Date: 2020-10-20T04:29:00.0000000Z

4Seven Charged in Flying Squirrel Trafficking Ring, Florida Officials Say
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission By Bryan Pietsch Seven people have been charged in a Florida-based international flying squirrel trafficking scheme in which thousands of the creatures were exported to Asia, state conservation officials …
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/19/us/squirrel-trafficking-ring-florida.html
Published Date: 2020-10-20T00:11:00.0000000Z

5Flying squirrel trafficking ring busted by Florida wildlife officials
At least seven people have been arrested for capturing and selling flying squirrels in Florida, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release. Flying squirrels are a protected species in Florida.
https://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2020/10/flying-squirrel-trafficking-ring-busted-by-florida-wildlife-officials.html
Published Date: 2020-10-20T12:03:00.0000000Z


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