Environmentalists from the Future Green foundation release "Podocnemis lewyana" endangered turtles, endemic to Colombia, in the Cocorna river in Puerto Triunfo, Colombia, January 21, 2018. Reuters/Fredy Builes
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Two Chinese men have been arrested in Indonesia for attempting to smuggle 200 kilograms of illicit turtle shells out of the country, police said Thursday, as they try to stamp out a lucrative illegal wildlife trade.The suspects, 25-year-old Chen Jianyi and Zhong Qiushan, 31, admitted to buying the shells in Indonesia's Papua province and then shipping them by boat to Makassar, police said.The men, who were living in Indonesia, could face up to five years in prison if they are found guilty of breaking the country's conservation law.
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