Trio Tried to Smuggle $600,000 Worth of California Succulents to South Korea in ‘Alarming’ Poaching Trend: DOJ — KTLA

Three men were charged Friday with trying to smuggle thousands of California succulents to South Korea, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The South Korean nationals pulled the live Dudleya succulents out of the ground at remote state parks in Northern California in 2018, took them to a nursery in San Diego and then transported the plants to a commercial exporter in Compton with the intention of using a fraudulently obtained certificate to ship the plants to South Korea, prosecutors […]

via Trio Tried to Smuggle $600,000 Worth of California Succulents to South Korea in ‘Alarming’ Poaching Trend: DOJ — KTLA

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