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Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

(10:55:20 AM 24/11/2014)
(Tinmoitruong.vn) - The Environment Police Agency and Khanh Hoa Province’s police have found thousands of dead highly endangered sea turtles in two warehouses of a fine-art enterprise in the village of Phuoc Loi of Nha Trang City.

The police checked the two warehouses, owned by a man named Hoang Tuan Hai, 42, on November 20. At a 600sq.m warehouse in the village of Phuoc Loi, the authorities seized 29 sacks containing dead sea turtles, with a weight of 586 kg. The task force continued to check the second warehouse in the village of Phuoc Ha and discovered a larger volume of dead sea turtles, many of them soaked in chemical tanks.

Turtles were piled up to the height of an adult. According to an investigator, the authorities would need several days to check the volume of rare animals in the warehouses. This is the largest ever case of hunting, processing, and consumption of rare sea turtles in Vietnam.

According to inspectors, the warehouse owners did not have any documents proving the origin of the animals. Colonel Dao Van Toan, head of the Environmental Police Division of Khanh Hoa Province, said there were some fake turtles. He also said that it is not sure whether this case would be dealt with under criminal or administrative procedures.

Sea turtles are rare animal species at risk of extinction, and are strictly protected by law.

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses

 

Police find thousands of dead sea turtles in Nha Trang warehouses


Theo Tri thức trực tuyến/ VNN
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