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Hundreds of reptiles seized by customs

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Customs officials intercepted more than 340 turtles and 65 snakes, geckos, and chameleons in two separate smuggling attempts at Suvarnabhumi airport yesterday. 

The turtles were kept in 50 boxes transported from Chon Buri province to the airport early yesterday, said Yuthana Limkaroon, deputy chief of the Department of Customs.

The driver told the police that he was not aware the boxes contained protected wild animals, he said.

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