• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Malaysia detains Indian men attempting to smuggle over 5,000 terrapins

|

Kuala Lumpur, June 27: Customs officials in Malaysia have seized more than 5,000 smuggled terrapins packed into 32 in small baskets in the luggage of two male Indian nationals at Kuala Lumpur airport last week.

The men were detained at Kuala Lumpur's main airport last Thursday after they arrived from China with 5,255 red-eared terrapins.

File photo of Terrapins

Red-eared terrapins also known as red-eared sliders are popular pets and can be found in many shops around the world. While they are not an endangered species and are commonly traded, permits are required to import them into Malaysia.

Indian-American foster father gets life in jail for death of toddler Sherin Mathews

The suspects did not have the correct documents, and face up to five years in jail and a fine if convicted, reports AFP.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more