Wildlife inspectors seized 1,400 pounds of dried shark fins at a Miami port on January 24, CBS News reported.
The 18 boxes of shark fins were valued between $700,000 and $1 million, CBS News reported, citing officials. US Fish and Wildlife Service officials believe the shipment was on its way from South America to Asia, where shark fins are used for cooking and traditional medicine.
Customs and Border Protection helped with the investigation and said the boxes were falsely declared.
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