Two U.S. citizens indicted for smuggling sea turtle eggs from Mexico to U.S.

Posted on December 10, 2015 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity, United States

TURTLE EGGS WERE OBTAINED IN Nayarit, Mexico, Tried to enter U.S. via San Diego reported a Southern California couple has been indicted in San Diego federal court on charges of smuggling sea turtle eggs into the United States from Mexico, officials said on Wednesday, a first for prosecutors in the border region.

Jose Jimenez, 64, and Olga Jimenez, 52, both U.S. citizens, were charged with one criminal count each of conspiracy, smuggling, unlawful trafficking in wildlife and importation, according to the indictment filed on Tuesday. Read Article

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