Black market cacti: Arizona man admits to stealing, dealing drugs with protected cacti

A pair of poachers who have been clearing cacti for years are now paying the price, including one from Arizona. Jared William Malloy has pleaded guilty to participating in a black market scheme that involved stealing and selling desert beauty. According to court documents, Malloy and another man named William Starr Schwartz sold the stolen cacti online to buyers in more than 20 different countries. The pair admitted to trafficking in four different types of cacti protected by international treaties. The illegal operation continued for more than four years. Federal agents seized methamphetamine and cacti during the investigation. Story: Subscribe to FOX 10 Phoenix! Watch FOX 10 Phoenix Live: FOX 10 Phoenix features breaking news, live events, politics, entertainment, business news and local stories from Phoenix, Arizona and across the country. Watch more on YouTube FOX 10 Phoenix: Crime in Arizona: Arizona Headlines: Police Chase: Download the FOX 10 Phoenix News and Weather App: Follow FOX 10 Phoenix on Facebook: Follow FOX 10 Phoenix on Twitter: At Follow FOX 10 Phoenix on Instagram: Subscribe to the FOX 10 Phoenix Newsletter: .


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