MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Philippine authorities said Monday that they found more than 1,500 live exotic turtles stuffed inside luggage at Manila’s airport.
The various types of turtles were found Sunday inside four pieces of left-behind luggage of a Filipino passenger arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hong Kong, Customs officials said in a statement.
The 1,529 turtles were turned over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit, the statement said.
Convictions for the illegal trading of wildlife are punishable by a prison sentence of up to two years and a fine of up to 200,000 pesos ($3,861).
In 2018, Philippine authorities turned over to the DENR a total of 560 wildlife and endangered species, including 250 geckos and 254 corals smuggled through air parcels, baggage and shipments, according to the statement.
Customs NAIA continues to stop illegal wildlife smuggling CUSTOMS NAIA APPREHENDS PHP4.5 MILLION WORTH OF 1,529 LIVE…
PHOENIX (AP/FOX 10) — A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming spent years negotiating the drought plan. They aim to keep two key reservoirs from falling so low they cannot deliver water or produce hydropower.
A Montgomery County man is accused of plotting to drive a stolen U-Haul truck into crowds at National Harbor in an ISIS-inspired attack.
FOX 5 has learned Rondell Henry, 28, of Germantown is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Trinidad. According to court documents he was an engineer. He was working at Hughes Network Systems, a broadband satellite company in Germantown.
According to court documents, Henry walked off his job on March 26 and ditched his cell phone on the highway.
A Louisiana rapper and a former NFL player were arrested in Coweta County, Georgia on drug and gun charges, according to reports.
TMZ reported Lil Boosie, whose legal name is Torrence Hatch, and NY Jets defensive back Antonio Allen were booked into the Coweta County Jail on marijuana and narcotic possession charges as well as a charge for possession of a firearm.
Hatch and Allen were arrested after being pulled over during a traffic stop Monday afternoon. Police told TMZ they observe their Dodge Charger swerving lanes and nearly sideswiping another vehicle.
Post time: Apr-09-2019