“The conditions of the turtles vary. It isn’t surprising that some are not doing well given the way they were being smuggled,” DZS chief life sciences officer Scott Carter said.
A Canadian man has been charged after border agents at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel found more than 50 turtles strapped to his body and hidden between his legs.
The father and daughter duo flew into Detroit Metro Airport from Amman, Jordan.
Agents waiting on the ground when the man finished his swim found a large, watertight PVC cylinder holding over eight pounds of marijuana.
A Genesee County jail deputy has been charged with obtaining drugs illegally and smuggling contraband into the facility.
A pair of brothers and 18 other people from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio have been indicted on charges they ran a major operation that smuggled cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico, federal prosecutors said Friday.
More than 29 percent of Michigan’s total cigarette consumption in 2011 was smuggled into the state, according to The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
The U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it plans to resume shipping care packages with cigarettes and other tobacco to Michigan National Guard and other soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.