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Authorities at Jakarta Airport, Indonesia seize 687 endangered pig-nosed turtles

Authorities announced yesterday that last month approximately 687 endangered pig-nosed turtles were seized at the Sorkarno-Hatta International Airport in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta. The turtles were reportedly destined for the city of Hong Kong, China.

Teguh Samudro the head of BKIMP, the Indonesian quarantine said yesterday: “The packages were broken when they arrived at the airport, so we could tell what was inside”; “We don’t know where they were being sent as the address on the package does not exist”. He noted the turtiles are to be returned shortly to their native Papua habitat.

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