Man faces prison time & $250k in fines for selling rhino horn - Fox29 WFLX TV, West Palm Beach, FL-news & weather

Miami man faces prison time & $250k in fines for selling rhino horn

MIAMI (WFLX) - A Miami shop owner's conviction now connects Miami to a global black market in rhino horn which costs more, ounce for ounce, than gold.

Black rhino horn is a popular but unproven folk remedy in parts of Asia. "The Miami Herald" reports that Gene Harris pleaded guilty in federal court this month to brokering an illegal transaction involving rhino horn, a violation of federal and international endangered species laws.

Harris will be sentenced in September and faces up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

Copyright 2014 WFLX. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly

1100 Banyan Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Raycom Media. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.