235 live star tortoises seized at airport

Officials of the Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs at the Anna international terminal seized 235 live star tortoises from a 26 year-old Sri Lankan national bound for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. C. Rajan, Commissioner of Customs (Airport), said the passenger, Mohamed Mohideen Mohamed Murshit, informed the authorities that a stranger gave the baggage containing the star tortoises, which he accepted for a monetary consideration. The seized tortoises were handed over to the Wildlife officials. Further investigation is on.

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