Hong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: HandoutHong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Handout

Smuggler jailed for two years after he was caught by Hong Kong customs officers with 57 endangered tortoises

  • Man arrived in city from Comoros Islands with 55 radiated tortoises and two Madagascar tortoises hidden in his bags
  • Prison sentence is harshest ever handed down using Hong Kong’s animal protection laws

Topic |   Animals
Hong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: HandoutHong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Handout
Hong Kong Customs seized 57 live turtles with an estimated market value of about $340,000 at Hong Kong International Airport. Photo: Handout
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