Live turtles, snakes, crocs seized in bust of fashion crime ring

Spanish Guardia Civil experts measure a turtle as part of a police investigation across 22 countries to rescue thousands of live reptiles, turtles and crocodiles from being made into fashion accessories by an international criminal network, in Seprona, Spain May 24, 2018. Guardia Civil/Handout via REUTERS

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Police in 22 countries have rescued thousands of live reptiles including turtles and crocodiles that traffickers intended to kill for use in fashion accessories such as wallets and handbags, Europol said on Monday. Europe’s police agency said the arrests of six people in Italy and six in Spain for illegal trafficking in […]

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