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Home» Feature Stories» 24 July 2016

Malaysia: 19,000 Sea Turtle Eggs Seized in Anti-Smuggling Operation 24 Jul 2016

Photo c/o THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK Reporting for National Geographic's 'Wildlife Watch', Rachael Bale documents the recent seizure at sea, by Sabah Marine Police, of nearly 20,000 sea turtle eggs.

The Straits Times first reported the story of the major egg smuggling bust. Four pump boats were detected in local waters in the early hours of 16 July. After a 15-minute pursuit, the Marine Police discovered on board many large sacks full of eggs with a street value of some RM30,000 ($7,500). They detained four Filipinos on suspicion of smuggling and another eight suspected illegal immigrants.

Click to read the full story as reported by National Geographic on 24 July 2016.  

See also reporting by: Clean Malaysia




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