Woman held at Mumbai airport for smuggling tortoises

Apr 28, 2013, 13:27 IST | A Correspondent

Airport authorities detain Chinese national after discovering 385 live tortoises in her possession at Mumbai


The woman passenger, a Chinese tourist, was scheduled to take a Cathay Pacific flight  from Mumbai to Hong Kong. 
The Chinese national said that the bag with 385 tortoises was handed over to her by a friend and she was unaware of what was inside the bag.

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The detained tourist was travelling with three handbags and three registered bags, said sources.

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