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Australian fined $10,000 for smuggling scorpions

Australian fined $10,000 for smuggling scorpions

SYDNEY: An Australian man, caught smuggling live scorpions into New Zealand from Australia, has been fined $10,000 after being held at Christchurch Airport, New Zealand.

Issac Walters, aged 23 was pleaded guilty in October to smuggling six Black Rock scorpions through the airport. He was ordered to pay the Ministry of Primary Industries $10,000 in cash. Walters intended to sell the scorpions to be kept as pets.