Peruvian timber seized in Houston destroyed by the Department of Justice under the Lacey Act.

Peruvian Lumber Destroyed by U.S. Department of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice has confirmed the destruction of two containers of lumber originating from the Peruvian Amazon. The merchandise was confiscated in the Port of Houston by the Department of Homeland Security on December 20, 2015. It was the first time ever that the U.S. seized and destroyed foreign lumber under the Lacey Act. The destruction of a second much larger seizure of Peruvian lumber is anticipated soon. Equivalent to 71 containers, it was also confiscated in the Port of Houston in September of 2015.

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