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Re: Fossil smugglers could face death penalty in China
There's more detailed information on the case at:
"CHP Cracks Smuggling Case (2 December 2005)"
"Last month, a middle level court in Jin Hua City, Zhejiang Province, began
to pass sentence in the case of the Canadian Zhu Chunlin, and the Chinese Zhu
Xiaogang, Yu Yanjun, Yu Lichun, Chen Zhigen, and Cao Guangjun, who are
accused of smuggling and reselling at a profit 2925 fossil pieces."
"This gang was formed is 2003. In April and October of that year, Zhu
Chunlin and Zhu Xiaogang purchased from Yu Yanjun and Yu Lichun fossils that
had illegally collected, and in December of that year concealed them for
smuggling to America in a container packed with carved tree stumps and exotic