Protected tortoises seized at airport, Taiwanese couple held

18.12.2019 - 00:21

A Taiwanese couple have been arrested at Don Mueang airport on charges of trying to smuggle 95 Indian star tortoises out of the country. Lai Tsung-Yung, 38, and his wife Lu Chiao-Yu, 37, were taken into custody at an x-ray scanning point on the third floor of the outbound passenger terminal around 1.10am on Tuesday, Sathon Khong-ngern, head of Don Mueang airport’s wildlife checkpoint, said.

(other, Bangkok)

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