How to get 10-20 years in prison travelling with corals....

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by revhtree, Nov 28, 2018.

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 Cyber Monday Sponsor R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    You get it by removing coral ILLEGALLY from the Philippines! SMH! DON'T DO IT!

    Seriously what are these people thinking? I know this was probably someone looking to make a profit but what goes through these peoples mind?

    From the photos it looks like the coral might die as well.

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  2. nautical_nathaniel

    nautical_nathaniel Indecision may or may not be my problem. R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    The Philippines don't really play around with any sort of illegal activity o_O sort of makes me not want to travel there for fear of accidentally doing something that they find illegal or wrong.
     
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  3. cromag27

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    how about people don’t break the law, period. geez......
     
  4. Sierra_Bravo

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    Welcome to the Philippines - enjoy your stay. . .

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    World's most crowded jail, Quezon City, Philippines



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  5. scuzy

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    I don't think they will even put the corals back.
     
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  6. declanisadog

    declanisadog Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh, we busted this fella for stealing our coral? Let's just let it dry out on this table before we put it in a box as evidence...

    You'd think they would at least have a tub of water to hold it all in.
     
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    On a cruise ship 1995, I found quarter size piece of dead coral. Coming home at customs, got cold feet. Didn't bring it on me. Not knowing the laws, about bring things like this back to US.
    Glad I didn't
     
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  8. declanisadog

    declanisadog Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    The last line is the best...

    "To date, Bureau of Customs NAIA has a record-breaking 27 drug busts in span of 6 months and will continue to help protect the country."
     
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  9. WVNed

    WVNed The fish are staring at me with hungry eyes. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Someone stole it. They killed it for a photo op. Probably several.

    I am trying to decide who is worse.
     
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    man, i just finished watching narcos! Who's looking to start up the biggest coral smuggling cartel the world has yet to see??!!!
     
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    Nothing will happen. I take a cruise at least once a year. I aways bring back the big shells I found while diving as gifts. Your one piece of dryied dead corals won't raise any flag.
     
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  12. Brian Bieger

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    ahhh the philippines. i lived there for awhile. If you cant out smart philippine authorities then you deserve to be in jail.

    I am surprised someone found living coral worth collecting. Things are grim over there.
     
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    I'm dumb founded with the local authorities by showcasing huge corals in the open and killing them at the same time!!! Atrocious & stupid ... instead of protecting & putting the corals back into the ocean, they let them "hang dry" ;Punch ;Rage
     
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    Imagine how heavy his bags were......,
     
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    What an idiot, but at least he presumably planned on keeping them alive! these folks just laying it out on a table hurt me to look at.
     
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    They are more endangered now, poachers and local authorities.
     
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    Bureau of Customs NAIA should have enlisted the assistance from the Agriculture & Fisheries Dept. to handle the news brief. These living corals aren't drugs if someone care to "educate" them ... seriously!
     
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    I agree that the smuggler was at fault here. However, what’s better when you think of it? A smuggler who actually may give the corals a chance in a tank or unknowing LFS? Or the authorities who literally dried out the corals for a dang photo op!
     
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    Oh lookit Mr. Crabby :(
     
  20. Crabs McJones

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    This makes me sad :(
     
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