CBC is reporting that a man named Gregory Logan of Woodmans Point, New Brunswick, has been convicted of seven counts of trafficking in parts of a protected species, specifically narwhal tusks. Logan was fined $385,000 and received a conditional sentence of eight months including four months of house arrest. He may not purchase or possess marine mammal products for ten years, and forefeited the truck and trailer he used to smuggle.
First off, who knew narwhals had tusks, and that there was a market for them? But more seriously, this conviction stems from a co-operative policing investigation between Canada and the U.S. called "Operation Longtooth," which uncovered a smuggling network that was moving the tusks from Canada to buyers in the U.S.
Logan was convicted under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, which in Canada implements the Convention in International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This is the largest fine ever imposed under the Act. While CITES is not covered in the new edition of the book, "environmental" crimes of this sort are definitely on the front of the UNODC's radar currently (see here), and are certainly a transnational criminal law matter of current interest.