Duo arrested after turtle smuggling bust in eastern India

Two wildlife traffickers have been apprehended for smuggling turtles in eastern India's Bihar on Monday (January 11).

The incident took place in the Gopalganj district.

Footage of the incident shows a truck on the side of a street after being seized. Several containers of turtles are unloaded from the truck, while authorities watch on.

Kuchaikote Police confiscated the reptiles at the scene and arrested two smugglers from West Parganas, eastern India.

The estimated value of the seized turtles is estimated to be in millions. They were being transported from Lucknow, a large city in northern India, to Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state, via Bhutan.

The accused are in police custody, and an investigation is underway.

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Location: India