Stories from the Collection: Koi Fish

In this episode of “Stories from the Collection,” the DEA Museum looks back on a fishy smuggling operation in the 1980s. Drug traffickers in Shanghai, China, sewed ounces of heroin into koi fish destined for a San Francisco aquarium. Learn how the drugs were discovered and what it takes for DEA agents to spot hidden contraband.

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