Authorities save 1,290 tortoises bound for the pot


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  • Monday, 23 Jun 2014

Mohammad Khairi and anti-smuggling unit officers with the tortoises at the Kuala Krai office

KUALA KRAI: The Kelantan Anti-Smuggling Unit intercepted and seized a lorry laden with 1,290 tortoises on Saturday at Kampung Derdap, Tumpat, headed for restaurants in Thailand serving exotic food.

Kelantan National Park and Wildlife Conservation Department director Mohammad Khairi Ahmad said the Unit based in Pengkalan Kubor had tracked the lorry until it reached the border checkpoint in Pengkalan Kubor.

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