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UP police bust international gang of turtle smugglers, one arrested


UP police bust international gang of turtle smugglers, one arrested

Kanpur, (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 31 (ANI): Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police, in a joint operation with the district's forest department, nabbed the accused, Salim Sheikh, from the city's railway station, when he was looking to take the turtle skins to West Bengal from where it could be smuggled across the international border. These turtle shells are in high demand in countries like China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan, where they are used as an ingredient in delicacies like soup.

It is also used for making medicines like Viagra. The police could not identify the exact value of the seized skin but estimated it to be quite expensive.

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