March 5, 2019


Manila, Philippine, March 5 – Philippine police have seized more than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises found wrapped in duct tape at Manila airport. The reptiles, found in four unclaimed pieces of luggage, could have sold for more than 4.5 million pesos (£60,000; $86,631). The Bureau of Customs said the reptiles were left behind by a Filipino passenger who was onboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong. Photo courtesy Bureau Of Customs Naia

Manila, Philippine, March 5 – Philippine police have seized more than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises found wrapped in duct tape at Manila airport. The reptiles, found in four unclaimed pieces of luggage, could have sold for more than 4.5 million pesos (£60,000; $86,631). The Bureau of Customs said the reptiles were left behind by a Filipino passenger who was onboard a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong. Photo courtesy Bureau Of Customs Naia