International Wildlife Trafficker Charged in the Southern District of New York

Teo Boon Ching, a/k/a “Godfather,” was charged for participating in a conspiracy to traffic in more than 70 kilograms of rhinoceros horns valued at more than $725,000 that involved the illegal poaching of numerous rhinoceros, an endangered wildlife species.  Thanks to the work of OLE special agents, federal partners, and the Royal Thai Police, this trafficker was extradited to the U.S. to be prosecuted for his crimes.  Additionally, he and his associated entities were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pursuant to E.O. 13581, as amended.

DOJ’s Press Release:  U.S. Attorney Announces Extradition Of Malaysian National For Large-Scale Trafficking Of Rhinoceros Horns