Chennai Air Cargo Customs seizes 1,364 live star tortoises

The Chennai Air Cargo customs here on Wednesday seized 1,364 live star tortoises which were being smuggled to Malaysia from an export consignment.


ANI | Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | Updated: 05-01-2022 21:28 IST | Created: 05-01-2022 21:28 IST
Chennai Air Cargo Customs seizes 1,364 live star tortoises
Chennai Air Cargo Customs has seized 1,364 live Indian Star Tortoises from an export consignment to Malaysia. (Photo/ANI). Image Credit: ANI
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The Chennai Air Cargo customs here on Wednesday seized 1,364 live star tortoises which were being smuggled to Malaysia from an export consignment.

According to Customs, the star tortoises have been handed over to State Forest Department for rehabilitation.

These Star Tortoises are listed as an endangered species under Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and Wildlife Protection Act 1972. (ANI)

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