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Updated: 02/25/2016 08:30:21AM

Couple plead guilty to smuggling turtle eggs

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California couple has pleaded guilty to smuggling 911 endangered sea turtle eggs from Mexico into the United States, federal prosecutors said.

Olga Jimenez, 52, and Jose Jimenez, 64, of Hemet admitted last week to smuggling the eggs by bus from Nayarit, Mexico, in 2014 and concealing them in coolers under layers of fish, shrimp and ice so they could be transported by pickup across the border in Tijuana, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

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