Indonesia confiscates pig-nose turtles
- Published: 1 Apr 2013 at 17.05
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JAKARTA - Indonesian authorities have confiscated hundreds of endangered pig-nose turtles at an airport in the capital.
An Indonesian official shows pig-nosed turtles confiscated from a cargo package that was shipped from Papua province, at the quarantine facility of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on the outskirts of Jakarta, on Monday. Indonesian authorities confiscated 687 endangered pig-nosed turtles believed to be part of the illegal pet trade. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
The head of Jakarta's conservation agency Awen Supranata said Monday that the 687 turtles had been held at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport since their arrival on March 15 from the easternmost province of Papua.
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