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Over 8,000 pig-nosed turtles rescued in Indonesia

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Indonesian officials said on Friday they have rescued more than 8,000 baby pig-nosed turtles hidden in suitcases and thought to be destined for China and Singapore.  

A customs official is seen holding two baby pig-nosed turtles, in Tangerang, Banten province, on January 9, 2014

A total of 2,968 were discovered in four suitcases at the airport serving the capital Jakarta after arriving from the remote eastern Papua region, said Zaenal Abidi, quarantine official.

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