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Feb072009

3 tonnes of live tortoises seized in India

A jeep carrying 3 tonnes of live tortoises to Kolkata was seized at a forest checkpost near Barachatti in Gaya, Bihar, India. Earlier in 2009, on 22 January, more than 5 tonnes tortoises were seized from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, en route to Kolkata, reports The Times of India

3000 tortoise seized in Bihar
The Times of India
7 February 2009


GAYA (Bihar): More than 3000 live tortoise being smuggled to Kolkata was seized at a place in Bihar Gaya district.

Superintendent of Police, R Malar Vizzi said, "The tortoises were seized at a checkpost near Barachatti manned by forest department officials. They were being smuggled from Uttar Pradesh to Kolkata."

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Earth/Bihar_3000_tortoise_seized/articleshow/4093275.cms

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