A Walnut couple is facing federal charges related to importing and selling seal oil in capsule form, the source likely coming from baby harp seals clubbed to death in eastern Canada.
Lin Liang and husband Denian Fu were indicted Thursday on eight counts related seal capsules and face five years in prison and more than $1 million in fines, reported the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
The pair, who ran their business Nu-Health Products out of a two-story warehouse on Currier Road, were allegedly smuggling the seal oil from China and selling it by mail in the form of nutritional supplements to customers in the United State, China, and Vietnam, the newspaper reported.
Both are accused in the indictment of illegally reducing custom taxes by purposefully listing the value due their Chinese supplier by 50 percent, the newspaper reported.
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