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Over 1,000 tortoises bound for Thai restaurants rescued

Over 1,000 tortoises bound for Thai restaurants rescued

slots 500 free spins Rāver KUALA KRAI- More than 1,000 tortoises bound for the dinner table in restaurants in Thailand were rescued by the Kelantan Anti-Smuggling Unit officers here.20130731_tortoise

dating gay in ukiah Zvolen Kelantan National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department director Moham­mad Khairi Ahmad said officers based in Pengkalan Kubor near the Malaysia-Thai border had received a tip-off and followed a lorry that was heading to the border check-point.

online dating sites for old pizza men He added that the officers had tailed the lorry from Kampung Bunut Susu, Pasir Mas until Kampung Derdap at 6pm on Saturday.

http://carughi.com/11-cat/casino_3.html The driver, who realised that he was being followed, stopped the lorry and jumped into Sungai Golok before escaping to Thailand.

http://minakweon.com/13-cat/casino_28.html « Our officers found fish containers inside the lorry. But buried under the containers were 160 plastic containers filled with 1,290 Asian Box turtles.

http://destinationhomerealty.com/25-cat/dating_20.html « The tortoises are believed to be worth about RM200,000 (S$77,630). This is the largest seizure of a protected species so far this year, » he told a press conference yesterday.

Mohammad Khairi said the tortoises are protected species under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.

« We believe that the tortoises are destined to restaurants that serve exotic food that are much sought after in Thailand, » he added.

He added that the tortoises would be kept for investigations until the next course of action.

« We believe that a syndicate with expertise in cross-border illegal trade is behind the smuggling attempt, » he said.