World Turtle News, 10/23/2019
Suspects held over trade in rare tortoises
Eight people suspected of illegally buying and selling radiated tortoises, an endangered species from Madagascar, have been caught, Shanghai police said on Monday.
Police in Xuhui District said they began an investigation in December last year after a report that radiated tortoises were being sold online at 4,000 yuan (US$566) to 10,000 yuan, police said.
Police found that the source of the tortoises was a man surnamed Xu living in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. He is said to have claimed to have channels to smuggle tortoises from abroad.
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Photo from Xuhui police.