The investigating officer found something fishy about the crate but allowed it to be delivered to Wu under mobile surveillance. Once delivered to Howei Trading, D.E.C. officers seized the shipment to find that it contained live snakeheads. Officers also found an additional 82 live snakeheads in a tank. After a thorough investigation, prosecutors contend that Wu and his company imported 3,889 live snakeheads between January 24, 2010 and February 10, 2010.