Asian Tourists Face 9 Years in Jail for ‘Poaching’ Succulents to Sell in Asia for $50 Each

A trio of Asian men could spend nine years behind bars for allegedly stealing thousands of succulent plants in California and shipping them to Asia.

The men were identified as Tae Hun Kim, 52, Tae Hyun Kim, 46, both coming from North Korea, and Liu Fengxia, 37, who hails from China.

Dudleya farinosa at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden. Image via Wikimedia Commons / Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The news came to light after a tipster alerted wildlife officers about dozens of boxes being shipped...

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