Gook trio busted for peddling $1M worth of frozen eels

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    Trio busted for peddling $1M worth of frozen eels
    By Amanda Woods and Joe Tacopino
    August 23, 2016 | 2:39am

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    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.
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    Black market for stolen seafood is booming
    By Kevin Sheehan and Larry Celona
    August 23, 2016 | 11:34pm

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    Wei Da Li, Fan Deng and Sheauloon Yat were arraigned in Brooklyn criminal court Tuesday. Photo: William Miller


    The 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.

    Wei Dun Wong, 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. The three were arrested with 2,000 containers of eels worth $1,004,000.

    All three were charged with criminal possession of stolen property at Brooklyn Criminal Court Tuesday.

    They were held in lieu of $300,000 bail and had to surrender their passports.
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