- Associated Press - Thursday, September 8, 2016

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been put on probation and fined $2,500 for smuggling two orangutan skulls into the U.S. from Indonesia.

Graham Scott Criglow pleaded guilty Wednesday in Victoria. Federal prosecutors say the 39-year-old Anderson man violated smuggling laws related to protection of an endangered species.

Prosecutors say Criglow owned Strange Cargo Exotics, an Internet-based business he operated from his home about 60 miles northwest of Houston.

Government inspectors at San Francisco International Airport in April examined a parcel from Indonesia addressed to Criglow. Officials say the package lacked an Indonesian customs declaration. A screening turned up the skulls.

Law enforcement officers in May monitored the skulls being delivered to Criglow, who must serve three years of probation.

Investigators didn’t immediate provide additional information on the skulls.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide