Over one hundred baby radiated tortoises have been confiscated at Ivato International Airport — the main international airport serving Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, local mass media said on Tuesday.
According to the articles, several suspicious boxes marked as “Malagasy pieces of art” attracted attention of local customs officers. All of the containers were prepared to fly to Beijing, China. Police doubts quickly confirmed as the boxes were filled with baby tortoises wrapped in napkins and newspapers lists.
After the incident happened a joint investigation organized by The Directorate for External Security and Service for monitoring and combating smuggling has begun.