Operation Shellshock

Caifa, Tom; Solan, John
June 2009
New York State Conservationist;Jun2009, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p35
The article reports on the success of an undercover operation undertaken by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) called Operation Shellshock. An international black market for poaching, smuggling and illegally selling protective native species of reptiles and amphibians was uncovered by the Bureau of Environmental Crimes Investigation in cooperation with other states. As a result, 18 people were charged with 14 counts of felonies, 11 misdemeanors and other violations.


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