http://nypost.com/2016/08/23/trio-bu...f-frozen-eels/ Trio busted for peddling $1M worth of frozen eels By Amanda Woods and Joe Tacopino August 23, 2016 | 2:39am Two allegedly involved in the eel heist were arrested Monday in Brooklyn. Photo: Mark Mellone Three bandits were busted in Brooklyn’s Chinatown on Monday for swiping more than $1 million worth of frozen eels in a massive heist from a shipping terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, cops said. The slippery crooks were arrested when cops busted them selling the delicacies at Eighth Avenue and 66th Street in Sunset Park around 2:50 p.m., according to police. The alleged Brooklyn crooks — Wei Da Li, 39, Sheauloon Yat, 51, and Hu Took Dat, 36 — picked up the shipment of 2,000 boxes of eels back on June 1 from a New Jersey terminal by using fraudulent paperwork supposedly from Mars Global Trading. The trio transported the shipment, worth a total of $1,040,000, to Brooklyn. But the plan slipped away when the real owner of Mars Global Trading contacted police and concocted a sting operation to get the fish back. The man pulled up to the location and said he wanted to buy a large quantity of eels, which led him to a warehouse where they stashed the mother load. There were 745 boxed of eels at the location in addition to another 200 boxes which were loaded onto a truck. The truck was driven back to 66th and 8th in Sunset Park, where cops made the bust. Li, Yat and Deng were all charged with criminal possession of stolen property and were awaiting arraignment on Tuesday morning. The 66th Precinct tweeted a photo of the truck packed with boxes of “BBQ Eels” along with a second image of the delicious fish shrink-wrapped in plastic. Sunset Park’s Chinatown section is one of the few places in Brooklyn where one can find Asian delicacies such as eels, guinea hens, rabbits, pigeons, Muscovy ducks, quail and frogs. The neighborhood is notorious for trafficking goods. “Nothing surprises me at all,” a Chinatown insider told The Post. “They’re smuggling everything from cigarettes to food. So it doesn’t surprise me at all,” he said.