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Philippines | Restrained with duct tape, over 1500 smuggled turtles & tortoises intercepted, saved

More than 1,500 exotic turtles and tortoises were found bound by duct tape in luggage at an airport in the Philippines over the weekend after they were reportedly smuggled onto a flight from China. The Bureau of Customs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila said in a statement on Facebook on Sunday that authorities discovered 1,529 turtles and tortoises inside four items of luggage left behind at country’s main airport.

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