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.

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