Police in Russia recently pulled over a hearse for speeding, and made an unexpected discovery: $200,000 worth of contraband hidden in the trunk, and also inside a coffin. The funny thing about the accidental bust is what was seized: it wasn't drugs, it wasn't weapons. It was caviar. $200,000 worth of illegal black caviar.
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This report made the rounds largely on the strength of its quirkiness, but it's actually a small piece of a much larger, ongoing story...the story of the illegal wildlife trade.
Read more about the wildlife trade:
NBC News: Half-Ton of Contraband Caviar Found in Speeding Russian Hearse
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Illegal Wildlife Trade