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Law Enforcement Actions

Rangers seize rosewood and turtle in Cambodia

CAMBODIA - On February 24, 2012, rangers from the Steung Proat Station confiscated a total of 3 motorbikes, 190 turtle snares, 110kg of rosewood, and a 3kg turtle.

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Smuggling of reptiles out of Thailand intercepted

THAILAND - On February 1, 2012, officers from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) of the Royal Thai Police and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) intercepted and seized 2 vehicles in Bangkok on the way to Suvarnabhumi Airport, with cargo containing the following: 56 Yellow-headed temple turtles, 3 Asian box turtles, 5 Platysternon megacephalum carcasses, 25 common siamese soft-shelled turtles, 17 reticulated pythons, 9 Naja kaouthia, 4 python molurus, and 700 Chinese soft-shelled turtles, with a total estimated value of 3.7 million THB. 3 suspects who were arrested confessed that the cargo will be exported by air to China.

2 arrested, 45 pangolins seized in Thailand

THAILAND - On January 30, 2012, Thai authorities arrested 2 Malaysian men and seized 45 pangolins weighing over 100 kg while passing through the inbound immigration border checkpoint in Sadao district.

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1,495 pig-nosed turtles seized in Papua Province

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

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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