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Indonesia | Police arrest Chinese smugglers, recovering 200kg of turtle shells

MAKASSAR, Indonesia — Police in Indonesia have arrested two Chinese men with the illegal possession of 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of valuable turtle shells, believed to have been headed for China.

Acting on a tip from residents, officers in the city of Makassar, on the eastern island of Sulawesi, arrested Chen Jianyi, 25, and Zhong Qiushan, 31, at their home in the city late last month. The pair said they obtained the turtle shells from Sorong on the island of New Guinea, some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) east of Makassar.


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