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1,495 pig-nosed turtles seized in Papua Province

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INDONESIA - On January 25, 2012, Indonesian authorities seized 1,495 live pig-nosed turtles crammed into 2 suitcases in Mopah Airport, Merauke in Papua Province, bound for Jakarta.

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45 Senegal Parrots seized in Penang Intl Airport

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MALAYSIA - On January 19, 2012, the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) seized 45 Senegal Parrots valued at RM70,200 in the Penang International Airport.

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Raids in Puerto Princesa yield pangolin scales seizures and arrests

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PHILIPPINES - It was reported on January 18, 2012 that the police raided a junk shop in Puerto Princesa, Palawan which resulted in the seizure of 7 kilograms of Pangolin scales and the arrest of 3 suspects facing charges of violating the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act. Another suspect/poacher was arrested in another recent raid. 

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9,176 snakes seized in Myanmar

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MYANMAR - On January 12, 2012, Forestry officials in central Myanmar seized 9,176 snakes in Pyin Oo Lwin district near Mandalay. Suspects were to be charged under the Protection of Wildlife and Conservation of Natural Areas law.

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180 pangolins seized, 1 arrested in Prachuap Khiri Khan

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THAILAND - On January 13, 2012, Customs officials in Prachuap Khiri Khan seized 180 pangolins from a suspect travelling from Surat Thani to Bangkok. The suspect was apprehended and charged with illegally smuggling wild animals.

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