Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 18, 2022

Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body

This is an old story but is another example of how serious plant smuggling is and that there are serious penalties for smuggling plants

CNN reports

A woman who strapped nearly 1,000 succulents and endangered cacti to her body in an attempt to smuggle them into New Zealand has been sentenced to 100 hours of community work, the country’s biosecurity ministry said.

Wenqing Li, 38, who also goes by the name Wendy, was caught bringing plants and seeds from China to Auckland International Airport, where the goods were seized, on two occasions in 2019.

Read more at Smuggler caught with nearly 1,000 cacti and succulents strapped to her body – NBC2 News


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