415 turtles Seized at Shahjalal Airport in Bangladesh (news)

© Monirul Alam

17 April 2012 Dhaka  Bangladesh-  Customs officials seized 415 turtles from Shahjalal International Airport in the capital early Tuesday in Bangladesh and arrested two Indian nationals in this connection. Tapan Kumar Dey, forest conservator (wildlife section), said the department received information that huge turtles may be smuggled out of the country early Tuesday. Of the turtles, 300 are rare starred tortoises, 90 are three-keeled and 25 are Indian roofed turtles, he added. © Monirul Alam 

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