Officials: Man indicted for smuggling hummingbirds - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Officials: Man indicted for smuggling hummingbirds

Posted: Updated:
(Photo source: Thinkstock images) (Photo source: Thinkstock images)
TYLER, Tx. (AP) -

Federal prosecutors in East Texas say a Dallas man has been indicted for smuggling dead hummingbirds into the U.S. from Mexico.

A federal grand jury this week indicted 53-year-old Carlos Delgado Rodriguez on charges alleging he smuggled about 60 of the birds into Texas over the course of a year.

Authorities say Rodriguez intended to sell the dead birds but it wasn't immediately clear who would be interested in purchasing them.

Prosecutors say Rodriguez violated state and federal laws, including ones that prohibit the smuggling or sale of migratory birds.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison.

  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File