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China border police seize smuggled reptiles


16:07, June 18, 2013

NANNING, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Border police in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have seized a large number of snakes and tortoises in a suspected cross-border smuggling case.

The reptiles, contained in about 160 boxes aboard a truck, were confiscated in the coastal city of Fangchenggang on Saturday, according to a Tuesday statement from regional public security border defense forces.

Most of the animals were alive when they were found, according to the statement.

The truck driver said he was hired to transport the animals to the city of Guangzhou in neighboring Guangdong Province, but was unable to produce legitimate documentation.

Police suspect that the reptiles were smuggled into China from neighboring countries.

The animals have been handed over to local forestry authorities, according to the police.

On May 19, border police in the same city handled a similar animal smuggling case, seizing 89 boxes of snakes and 24 boxes of tortoises.

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