Fish market owners sells illegal snakeheads


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The owner of a Los Angeles fish market has been prosecuted for illegally selling live snakeheads.

According to AP Wire, Sung Chul "Daniel" Rhee was arrested for alledgedly selling live snakeheads in his Koreatown market. Koreans consider snakeheads to be a delicacy, but their sale is banned as the fish have caused severe ecological damage elsewhere in the US.

Rhee is said to have hidden the snakeheads in shipments of other seafoods which were imported from South Korea.

The illegal snakeheads were labelled as "sea bass". Records suggest that Rhee may have made nearly $23,000 in 2002 and early 2003.