Fish Toxin Buyer Linked to Murder Plot

Man after puffer fish poison was seeking hit man
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2008 3:58 AM CDT
Puffer fish toxin is one of the deadliest poisons in nature, more than a thousand times more toxic than cyanide.   ((c) spakattacks)
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(Newser) – An Illinois man busted trying to buy enough puffer fish toxin to kill dozens of people had been seeking to hire a hit man on the internet to kill a mystery woman, reports the Chicago Tribune. The financial planner sent emails to people offering $8,000 for the murder, authorities said. He was arrested yesterday when police found six empty vials of the deadly puffer fish neurotoxin in his home.