|Nearly 90kg of reptiles and wild animals were rescued while being taken to a restaurant. — Photo vnexpress.net
QUANG TRI (VNS) — Police from central province of Quang Tri yesterday seized reptiles such as turtles, and pangolins, and civets from a car on National Highway 1A in Vinh Linh District.
After stopping a seven-seater car for inspection, the police found some sacks in the car that contained three pangolins, 10 turtles, 6 civets and other animals weighing about 90kg.
Hoang Thi Luyen, the owner of the animals, who lives in Quang Binh Province's Bo Trach District, failed to present paper for their origin.
Luyen told the police that she purchased the animals from A Luoi District in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to sell them to a restaurant in Quang Binh Province.
Police seized the reptiles and animals and asked authorised forest rangers in Quang Tri Province to take care of them before returning them to the wild.
An investigation is underway. — VNS