For those without the cash for an entire heel covering in the leather, there are shoes trimmed with the buyer's choice in python, a "huge" trade, Sanchez said, versatile enough to keep up with the trends. Inspectors are trained extensively on concealment techniques but rely heavily on past experience, like finding an endangered pelt layered between common ones, to educate their guesswork. Blog Post. You peel it off and you go, 'Look, oh, I'm better'? Customs and Border Patrol, which has several hundred officers stationed throughout the port system, snagged the suspicious box. But their mission has remained essentially the same: to keep national wildlife refuges safe for wildlife that inhabit them and the people who visit them. Butler holds one of the National Wildlife Refuge System's full—time officer positions. In the past five years, inspectors have made seizures involving elephant parts: ivory piano keys, carvings and jewelry, as well as feet, teeth, tusks and leather. It has spearheaded the establishment of the Service Honor Guard, updated the Refuge System law enforcement badge, reclassified the federal wildlife officer title and position description; clarified numerous policies, including one on taser use; and revised federal wildlife officer vehicle standards and design. Photo by Keith Penner.
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Undercover operations yielding headline-stealing large stings and seizures have recently gone international with agent deployments to embassies in Peru, Botswana, Tanzania and Thailand. Dealing with annual 20 percent jumps in total cargo in recent years, inspectors have increased efficiency through technology and education, but Sabia said, most of the time, "we're just trying to keep up with the paperwork.
In recent years, the division can point to many accomplishments. The next, inside an innocuous package are hundreds of live leeches, a protected species.
A specialist in the show-and-tell education aspect of law enforcement, Covill has an example for nearly every regulation inspectors enforce lying on the table and nearby shelves.
Imitation fur also has come a long way, but the real thing still crops up from time to time, despite its declining popularity.
For those without the cash for an entire heel covering in the leather, there are shoes trimmed with the buyer's choice in python, a "huge" trade, Sanchez said, versatile enough to keep up with the trends.
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|Inspectors are trained extensively on concealment techniques but rely heavily on past experience, like finding an endangered pelt layered between common ones, to educate their guesswork.
Everything from thousands of turtles and badger parts to 7 pounds of centipedes, all proclaimed to "cure" an array of ailments, have been confiscated by inspectors since Leilani Sanchez, inspector supervisor in Newark, said the agency really "put the white hat on" during the lead-up to and aftermath of the White House's controversial ivory ban earlier this year as outreach helped carve out an exception for musicians with ivory-infused instruments.
Sabia said, however, stings like that only further illustrate the importance of their task and how much must be slipping by undetected. People do.
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Five employees actively monitor the square-mile greater port area, while two more inspector slots sit vacant. Carved snuff bottles that look straight from the old world lie on the display table, but their ivory was harvested after trading was banned internationally.
But it wasn't Fish and Wildlife that pulled them off the belt, but a lawman from a different agency.
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State laws are stricter still and give state agents more enforcement powers. It is absolutely the coolest job anyone can ever hold. Lawmakers approved a 4 percent increase for wildlife trafficking in the spending deal that squeaked through the chambers earlier this month.
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Leather was a leading category among the shipments refused entry into the port since February due to wildlife regulations.
The total doesn't factor in mail or packages at customs that might get a once-over from an inspector, but of the 17, shipments accounted for, only 2 percent -- roughly one shipment per day -- were hand-checked. Boxes that catch Fusco's trained eye hit an X-ray scanner belt. Judging by the purple clutch lying on the table in the storage room at the Elizabeth office, a cross between a taxidermy zoo and a rich grandmother's wardrobe, it's easy to see that fakes are getting better as fashions come and go.
In recent years, the division can point to many accomplishments.
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Covill picked up a bottle of elixir claiming to contain 5. Self-proclaimed "Jersey boy" Carmine Sabia, the resident agent in charge for the Fish and Wildlife Northeast Region's Central District, puts it this way: Land doesn't smuggle ivory, furs and reptile skins.
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Occasionally catching smugglers red-handed will make headlines, but more likely, inspectors know they are seizing illegal property before cracking open a container. It is expected to be completed soon. Self-proclaimed "Jersey boy" Carmine Sabia, the resident agent in charge for the Fish and Wildlife Northeast Region's Central District, puts it this way: Land doesn't smuggle ivory, furs and reptile skins.
As examples, the office displays an ocelot coat bought on eBay that Fusco pinched off the line and a protected seal handbag that Covill confiscated after noticing its fur resembled a dark, oily leopard's.
Provided proper permits are obtained, importation even of protected species can be granted an exception. Photo by Keith Penner.