Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 22, 2018

Postal Patron Helps Crack Global Plant Smuggling

The Mercury News reported on the international heist of Dudleya farinosa, which is also know as “Sea-bluff Lettuce” or “Powdery Liveforever”

How an irked Northern California postal patron helped crack a global plant smuggling scheme
Undercover agents infiltrate the global black market for succulents.

It’s the Golden State’s first-ever undercover plant investigation — and a tale of amazing obsession, where vigilant authorities, passionate plant lovers and an irked postal customer discovered that foreign thieves are slipping into California’s wild landscapes, fueling a budding black market in the lucrative exotic plant industry.

Read story at  How an irked Northern California postal patron helped crack a global plant smuggling scheme

Photos of Dudleya farinosa

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