Friday, January 21, 2005

Fish for fugitive exchange

If only it were that easy.

LOS ANGELES - A San Pedro man was indicted Thursday for allegedly smuggling into the United States at least 160 Clarion angelfish that are indigenous to Mexico and protected under that country's law.

Craig Lightner, 40, arranged for the fish to be shipped to Los Angeles International Airport and failed to inform federal authorities, the U.S. attorney's office said in a statement.

The indictment charged Lightner with two counts of smuggling, four counts of making false statements to federal authorities and one count of obstruction of justice for instructing a customer to conceal the fish from federal agents.

All right Mexico. That's it! We've had it. If you ever want to see those fish again start sending us the US criminals in your country who are fleeing prosecution or else it's gonna be sushi for dinner.

And while we're at it stop distributing illegal immigration pamphlets to your citizens. Pretty soon we might even start enforcing our own laws and send them back to you. Then where would you be (via Say Anything).