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More than 1,500 tortoises and terrapins found in smuggler’s luggage at airport
  • The illegally trafficked wildlife was rescued from four bags belonging to one passenger.
  • The illegally trafficked wildlife was rescued from four bags belonging to one passenger.
  • The illegally trafficked wildlife was rescued from four bags belonging to one passenger.

  • The illegally trafficked wildlife was rescued from four bags belonging to one passenger.
  • The illegally trafficked wildlife was rescued from four bags belonging to one passenger.
  • In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, duct-taped turtles are piled inside a box in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement.(Bureau of Customs via AP)
  • In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, duct-taped turtles are mixed inside luggage as they are presented to reporters in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement. (Bureau of Customs via AP)
  • In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, duct taped turtles can be seen inside luggage as they are presented to reporters in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement. (Bureau of Customs via AP)
  • In this March 3, 2019, handout photo provided by the Bureau of Customs Public Information Office, turtles are piled inside a box as they are presented to reporters in Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities said that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila's airport. The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement. (Bureau of Customs via AP)