Two man arrested for smuggling endangered species

By VNA   April 7, 2023 | 02:23 am PT
Two man arrested for smuggling endangered species
A loggerhead sea turtle makes her way as she is released back to sea following months recovering from an injury at Israel's Nature and Park Authority's National Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, at Palmahim Beach National Park, Israel August 5, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Amir Cohen
Police in the central province of Nghe An have detained two man for illegal transporting endangered, precious and rare animals in large quantities.

Nguyen Trong Duc, 27, and Nguyen Van Dung, 39, in Dien Chau District were arrested as they transported 34 big-headed turtles.

On the same day, police urgently searched Dung's residence and discovered 38 more rare animals, including 35 big-headed turtles and three pangolins. From the collection, 25 turtles and pangolins were dead.

The police have handed over the turtles to Pu Mat National Park.

The case is under further investigation.

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