0448 GMT July 17, 2019
The Detroit News reports that Windsor, Ontario, resident Kai Xu was charged with smuggling, illegal trading and exporting. A bond hearing was scheduled in federal court in Detroit, AP reported.
A US Fish and Wildlife Service agent received a tip about a large box sent to a Detroit postal center. Court documents say it was addressed to Xu and mailed from Alabama. Agents were watching the postal center on Aug. 5 when Xu arrived.
The turtles were found after Xu's SUV re-crossed the border and was stopped in Windsor.