8 charged in scheme to smuggle endangered monkeys to Miami, prosecutors say

Eight people, including two government officials from Cambodia, were indicted in the Southern District of Florida for their involvement in a ring that smuggled hundreds of primates into the United States, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Some of the endangered crab-eating macaques, also known as long-tailed macaques, which were taken from national parks and protected areas in Cambodia, were destined for a Miami broker, according to the federal indictment.

The broker wasn’t identified and was instead listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the court documents.

In full: https://www.local10.com/news/local/2022/11/16/8-charged-in-scheme-to-smuggle-endangered-monkeys-to-miami-prosecutors-say/

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