Man faces jail for smuggling iguanas in fake leg
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A Californian man faces jail after being convicted of smuggling stolen rare iguanas into the United States inside his prosthetic leg, justice officials said Friday.
Jereme James, 34, was convicted on two counts of smuggling and possessing endangered animals and is due to be sentenced on July 14, a statement from the US Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said.
Prosecutors said James stole three baby Fiji Island banded iguanas from an ecological preserve while on a trip to the South Pacific islands in 2002 and smuggled them by concealing them in the compartment of a prosthetic leg.
The iguanas are threatened with extinction because of habitat loss and are considered an endangered species.
Great. Now he's RUINED it for everyone else.