Illegal Koi shipment confiscated

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An illegal shipment of Koi has been confiscated at the Channel Tunnel.

According to an official report from the government's Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), an illegal consignment of Koi was intercepted by inspectors from the Fish Health Inspectorate on May 12, 2005.

The dodgy shipment was being driven through the tunnel from France to the UK in a van and was stopped at Cheriton, where inspectors found five boxes of illegally imported Koi inside.

CEFAS aren't releasing the name of the smuggler at the current time, but they have said that the person apprehended is a dealer in ornamental fish who has been reported for illegally importing the Koi.

CEFAS are still investigating and were unable to provide any further details.