A Malagasy woman and a Thai man were arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport on Friday night for allegedly smuggling 369 live tortoises worth more than 600,000 baht.
Paisarn Cheunjit, director of the Investigation and Suppression Bureau (ISB) of the Customs Department, said Clara Rahantamalala, 25, and O Visarnkol, 38, were arrested at the customs checkpoint.
Customs officers found 75 live Angonoka turtoises inside Ms Rahantamalala's luggage. They also discovered 294 Indian Star tortoises in an unclaimed suitcase that had been left on a luggage carousel.
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