Man Admits Mailing Hundreds of Tarantulas Mike Richard January 21 What We're Reading I guess it’s a creepy kind of news day. A German national who shipped hundreds of live tarantulas into the United States through the mail has pleaded guilty to a federal smuggling charge, prosecutors said. In pleading guilty on Tuesday, 37-year-old Sven Koppler admitted mailing some 247 live tarantulas to federal agents in Los Angeles, who were posing as buyers as part of an investigation dubbed “Operation Spiderman.” More at Reuters. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. × two = 16 Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.