What do you call an alligator in a vest? An investi-gator
What do you call an alligator handbag without the correct CITES permit? An illegal wildlife import
The international trade in wildlife is no joking matter and can result in serious penalties.
Our ‘investi-gators’ snapped up the opportunity to seize a Saint Laurent alligator handbag valued at more than $26,000. Products derived from alligator are only allowed into Australia with the appropriate CITES permit.
The maximum penalty for wildlife trade offences under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 is 10 years’ imprisonment and $222,000 for individuals ($1,110,000 for corporations).
On this occasion though, authorities took no further action…
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Warren Ruth is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Warren earned a degree in business from CSUF. Warren has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.