117 tortoises attempted to be smuggled to Russia from Kazakhstan
Astana. June 24. KazTAG - 117 tortoises have been attempted to be smuggled to Russia from Kazakhstan, reports the border service of NSC RK.
"Yesterday an attempt of smuggling of tortoises was prevented at Kairak Auto checkpoint at about 14.00. The border detachment detained 55 years old citizen of Kazakhstan for an attempt to smuggle 117 live tortoises in Volkswagen car," reads the message.
The tortoises were in a suitcase, they were transferred to the veterinary-sanitary surveillance of Fedorov district.
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