Malaysian authorities seize more than 5,000 smuggled terrapins at Kuala Lumpur airport. Malaysia is one of the world's top 10 hubs for wildlife smuggling.
The smugglers were arrested at Kuala Lumpur's main airport after arriving from China with 5,255 red-eared terrapins. Malaysia has become a hub for wildlife trafficking in the past few years.
After a Chinese ban, a rise in plastic trash exports to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines causes a political stink.
Malaysian police found Ivana Smit's naked body on a condominium balcony in late 2017. The 18-year-old had slept with an American cryptocurrency trader and his Kazakh wife only hours before.
Hundreds of live turtles and tortoises have been found in suitcases at Manila airport's baggage claim in the Philippines. The intercepted reptiles included a number of endangered species and were worth around €76,700.
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