Friday, September 26, 2014

Chinese smuggler Kai Xu had 51 turtles in pants

Where are the Ninja Turtles when you need them? In another case of, geez, don't you have any respect for animals -- think rhinos, elephants an tigers -- a Canadian man was arrested in Detroit with 51 live turtles stuffed down his pants. Kai Xu --yep --was busted by U.S. Wildlife officers. "During the secondary inspection, Xu was found to have 51 live turtles tapped (sic) to his person," Kenneth Adams, a special agent with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, stated in an affidavit outlining the criminal complaint. "Specifically, Xu had 41 turtles tapped (sic) to his legs and 10 hidden between his legs."

The turtles included eastern box turtles, red-eared sliders and diamondback terrapins -- some of which sell for $800 each -- and turned them over to the U.S. Xu, a "known reptile smuggler" and a confederate Lihua Lin, 30, of course, were charged and could face 10 years in prison [fingers crossed.] Shockingly, the turtles were bound for China -- as pets or food.

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