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Man Arrested For Selling Sharks

MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A California man, believed to have sold over 70 nurse sharks on the Internet, is facing charges in South Florida.

Dean Trinh, 43, has been arrested for allegedly selling and transferring approximately 74 nurse sharks over the internet, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami.

The California man operated a business in his hometown of Milpitas, California known as Aquatop USA which reportedly advertised the sale of nurse sharks on sites such as eBay and Craig's List.

Trinh made his initial court appearance in California but will be charged in South Florida. His court date has not been set.

Authorities say former Florida Keys resident Allan Wagner, who died before his indictment was unsealed, harvested nurse shark pups from lobster traps he placed in Florida waters in 2009 and then shipped them to California by commercial air cargo for further sale by Trinh.

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