Canadian Man Busted for Antler Trafficking Ring

For one Alberta mechanic and garage owner, car parts weren't the only items changing hands in his shop.

Canadian authorities busted Garland Larry Poyser, owner of Poyser Auto Service, this past week for his participation in an illegal antler trafficking ring discovered earlier this May. After a four-month undercover investigation, authorities raided Poyser's automotive shop and found some 500 antlers from mule deer, whitetail, elk and moose.

According to the Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Poyser faces two counts of unlawfully trafficking wildlife, one count of possessing wildlife for the purpose of trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife. With a court date set in October, he could face up to three years prison time and up to $150,000 in fines.

"Illegal trafficking of wildlife will not be tolerated in Alberta. This is a very serious crime that needs to be dealt with through serious punishments," said Justice and Solicitor General Minister Jonathan Denis. "My thanks go out to the fish and wildlife officers for their great work on this investigation and for continuing to protect Alberta's wildlife resources."

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