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April 21, 1999
A Malaysian man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegally importing 35 endangered arowana fish in water-filled plastic bags stashed inside his suitcase. The arowanas, also known as dragon or lucky fish, are considered tokens of good fortune in some Asian communities and sell for $2,000 to $4,000 apiece, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. William W. Carter. Their importation is banned under U.S. law and international treaty obligations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1999
A Malaysian man pleaded guilty in federal court this week to illegally importing 35 endangered arowana fish in water-filled plastic bags stashed inside his suitcase. The arowanas, also known as dragon or lucky fish, are considered tokens of good fortune in some Asian communities and sell for $2,000 to $4,000 apiece, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. William W. Carter. Their importation is banned under U.S. law and international treaty obligations.
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