Yesterday Philippine Police seized more than 1,500 live turtles found wrapped in duct tape at Manila Airport. They were found in four unclaimed pieces of luggage and could have sold for more $86K.
The turtles have been handed over to the Wildlife Traffic Monitoring Unit.
Turtles and tortoises are often kept as exotic pets, but are sometimes also used as a form of traditional medicine or served as a delicacy across parts of Asia according to BBC News.
Just thankful they were found and essentially saved.