Gallery: Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Over Ten Percent of an Entire End...

 

Smugglers already have to answer to the police if they are caught, but a 38-year-old Thai man may have to answer to a much higher authority for attempting to steal almost thirteen percent of an entire species. According to the watchdog group TRAFFIC, law enforcement arrested the man at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok and found that he was attempting to steal 54 ploughshare tortoises, a critically endangered species from Madagascar. Not only was he abducting a large number of rare animals, but his haul put a dent in the conservation efforts of organizations hoping to preserve the 400 individual animals thought to be left in the wild.

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3 Comments

  1. Julie McCarty November 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    What a pos!!!

  2. glb49 November 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    I’d like to know how the Customs officials in Thailand dealt with the turtles?

  3. Ali Van March 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    wow.. why can’t we just put him to death? the world would be a better place

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