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Tue., Sept. 18, 2012, 5:29 p.m.

Washington agents, SWAT team sting wildlife traffickers

Officers gather outside a Tacoma residence on Sept. 18 where warrants were served targeting an alleged wildlife poaching operation.  (KING 5 News)
Officers gather outside a Tacoma residence on Sept. 18 where warrants were served targeting an alleged wildlife poaching operation. (KING 5 News)

WILDLIFE CRIMES -- In a major crackdown on alleged illegal wildlife traffickers today, Washington Fish and Wildlife police served 14 search warrants on businesses -- including Walla Walla County restaurants selling illegal elk meat. 

 A SWAT team was called in to arrest one West Side man officers say provided “two to three big game animals a week” at times to undercover officers.

See the report by Andy Walgamott of Northwest Sportsman.

Here's  report by KING 5 TV.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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