Men Accused of Smuggling Scorpions into NZ

Four men will appear in court for allegedly smuggling scorpions into the country, following an investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries.

The group are charged with various breaches to the Biosecurity Act 1993 after six Black Rock Scorpions (Urodacus manicatus) were allegedly smuggled from Australia through Christchurch International Airport and then into Queenstown.

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