Bear Bile Trafficking Stopped in Los Angeles, California

On March 27, 2009 the press reported that a South Korean woman living in LA illegally imported nearly a kilogram of bear bile via mail into the United States for traditional Chinese medicine.  One kilo of bear bile has a street value of about $40,000, and is worth more than a kilo of cocaine.  This case shows that the bear bile trafficking I describe in Animal Investigators remains a continuous problem.

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