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Posted Sun May 30 2010: from Guardian:
Caviar gangs dish up illegal roe to bypass authorised importers
Organised criminal gangs are being blamed for a thriving trade in caviar imported illegally into the UK. A global shortage of the delicacy - made from the raw eggs of sturgeon - is playing into the hands of black market traders smuggling it into the country and bypassing legal importers. The finest beluga caviar can cost up to 4,000 per kilogram, but much of the smuggled caviar is unlabelled - which means its provenance cannot be checked, an issue raising concerns with environmentalists who fear fishing stocks are being depleted.
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'Doc Michael says:
I'll follow that appetizer course with some shark's fin soup. Mmmm. Then, hummingbird tongue!
"environmentalists who fear fishing stocks are being depleted"? Surely the Mafia cares about the environment.

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