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7 charged with smuggling fish bladders to China

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Seven people have been charged with smuggling bladders from an endangered fish in what authorities said Wednesday may be a growing international practice in which the bladders are sold for up to $20,000 each to be used in a highly desired soup. U.S. border inspectors in Calexico have seized 529 bladders since February that they believe were destined for China and Hong Kong. The...

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