Shell shocker! Man tries to smuggle more than 250 endangered TURTLES through customs but his plan was foiled by X ray
- Man was caught carrying hundreds of turtles in his luggage
- Animals were seized at Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou city
- Creatures included 247 Indian roofed turtles and 12 black pond turtles
A man has been caught trying to smuggle hundreds of turtles across borders into China.
In his possession were 247 Indian roofed turtles and 12 black pond turtles.
The smuggler was apprehended on July 16 at Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou city, southern China, reported People’s Daily Online.
Customs officials got a surprise when two pieces of luggage, filled with odd-shaped objects, passed through the X-Ray machines.
When they opened up the suspicious bags, they discovered 259 live turtles inside.
The man who owns the luggage was travelling from Dhaka, Bangledesh, into China.
The reptiles, considered to be endangered, were seized by customs officers at the border.
It’s not known what will happen to them.
The turtles, still living, are considered endangered. It is not known what will happened to them after seizure