Air­port an­i­mal traders busted

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INDONESIAN po­lice say they have ar­rested two men sus­pected of be­ing part of a ring that poaches and trades in en­dan­gered an­i­mals, and seized sev­eral lion and leop­ard cubs and dozens of tur­tles.

One of the men, iden­ti­fied only as Yatno, was ar­rested on Satur­day in Pekan­baru, the cap­i­tal of Riau prov­ince, af­ter pick­ing up sus­pi­cious boxes from a speed­boat at a port in Du­mai district, said An­dri Su­dar­madi, Riau po­lice’s chief de­tec­tive. The ar­rest led po­lice to cap­ture an­other sus­pect, who was plan­ning to sell the smug­gled wildlife to a trader.

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