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Thief targets traditional Asian medicines


UPI News Service, 10/31/2012 

A California man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal traditional oriental herbal remedies, police said.

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Man Van Truong, 56, was charged after he was stopped from stealing a barrel of ginseng outside a Chinese medicine store in Monterey Park, Calif. Police already had a car description matching Truong's black Honda in relation to another foiled attempt to steal dried sea cucumber, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Ginseng and sea cucumber are both thought to have broad healing powers in Asian cultures. They command a high price, too.

A pound of ginseng sells for $300; sea cucumber goes for $150 a pound.

 

 


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