More than 1,500 live turtles found duct-taped and stuffed in suitcases


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Customs NAIA continues to stop illegal wildlife smugglingCUSTOMS NAIA APPREHENDS PHP4.5 MILLION WORTH OF 1,529 LIVE…

Posted by Bureau of Customs NAIA on Sunday, March 3, 2019

The 1,529 exotic turtles were worth an estimated 4.5 million Philippine pesos on the black market — that’s about $86,750 U.S. dollars, says a Filipino passenger smuggled the turtles on a flight from Hong Kong. “The passenger may have been informed of the vigilance of Bureau of Customs against illegal wildlife trade and its penalties, thus leaving the four (4) X-Rayed luggage unclaimed in the arrival area,” the bureau wrote on Facebook. 

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