New York’s black market for stolen seafood is booming!

black market safood nyThe three men arrested in the theft of more than $1 million worth of barbecued frozen eels aren’t the only ones allegedly selling stolen seafood to restaurants around the city. “Somebody will show up to the back door of a restaurant with a box of frozen shrimp and say, ‘Here, give me 50 bucks for this,’ and they’ll buy it, especially frozen shrimp and frozen crab,” said Dan Scofield, a buyer for Brooklyn seafood purveyor Pierless Fish Corp. We Da Li, 39, Fa Deng, 36, and Sheauloon Yat, 51, were caught in Brooklyn Monday after allegedly used fraudulent paperwork to steal thousands of boxes of prepared eels on June 1 from a shipping terminal in Elizabeth, NJ. The owner spotted his labeled boxes being sold on street corners for $520 per box. Read the rest here  10:10

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