China Prosecutes 11 People for Smuggling Mexican Totoaba Fish Swim Bladders Worth $119 Million
Chinese authorities have prosecuted 11 people for smuggling $119 million worth of Mexican totoaba fish swim bladders, one of the country's biggest busts related to the trafficking of an endangered species used in traditional medicine.
Mexico has urged China for years to crack down on totoaba smuggling over fears that illegal fishing operations in the Gulf of California are also killing off the world's smallest porpoise, the near-extinct vaquita marina.
The Jiangmen city procuratorate in southern Guangdong province said the...
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