Submitted by Admin on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 00:56

A Queens fish merchant smuggled nearly forty thousand flesh-eating piranhas into the country saying they were docile silver tetras. However, US Customs did not bite on his fishy tale.

66 year old Joel Rakower, of Transship Discounts has now reportedly agreed to pay $73,000 in fines for mislabeling the shipped piranha.

The company been located at JFK Airport in NY since 1978 and are suppliers of Freshwater and Marine Aquarium Fish.