‘Lizard King’ charged with smuggling Florida turtles to China, Japan

//‘Lizard King’ charged with smuggling Florida turtles to China, Japan

‘Lizard King’ charged with smuggling Florida turtles to China, Japan

A convicted wildlife smuggler who still operates as a leading buyer and seller of reptiles has been accused by federal prosecutors of scheming to smuggle illegally harvested Florida turtles to China, Japan and other places.Michael Van Nostrand, his company, Strictly Reptiles Inc. of Davie, Florida, established network of “collectors” who searched the Florida wilds for certain freshwater turtle specimens, including the three-stripe mud turtle, the US Attorney’s Office said in a news release.The…

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