Turtles & Tortoises

DRI officials seize 406 tortoises worth Rs 77 lakh

BHUBANESWAR: The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) launched a manhunt to nab a city-based kingpin of a wildlife smuggling syndicate hours after seizing 406 endangered star tortoises at Vijayawada railway station on Tuesday. DRI sources said the... Read More »

Revenue Intelligence seizes 406 star tortoises being smuggled to Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar/Vijayawada: As many as 406 Indian star tortoises were seized by the officials of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Tuesday evening at Vijayawada railway station in Andhra Pradesh while being smuggled to Bangladesh via Bhubaneswar... Read More »

DRI arrests two for smuggling 406 Indian Star Tortoises at Vijayawada railway station

In a massive bust, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 406 endangered Indian star tortoises from two women passengers at the Vijayawada railway station on Tuesday. The tortoises, with the scientific name geochelone elegans, are labelled 'endangered' under Schedule IV of ... Read More »

406 Indian star tortoises rescued, two women smugglers arrested

VIJAYAWADA: Sleuths of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized as many as 406 alive Indian star tortoises from two women passengers at Vijayawada railway station on Tuesday morning. The women were allegedly trying to smuggle the tortoises from... Read More »

406 Star tortoises seized, two women arrested

As per the Wild Life Protection Act of 1972, the transportation of Indian Star tortoise is prohibited and is illegal. The officials have booked a case and launched investigation. The406 tortoises are of different sizes and are transported with the obje... Read More »

406 star tortoises seized as smuggling racket is busted

In a huge catch, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Vijayawada Unit, busted an international star tortoises smuggling racket on Tuesday. They seized 406 tortoises being exported to Bangladesh. Officials suspect that the tortois... Read More »

Bhubaneswar link in star tortoise racket

Bhubaneswar: Seizure of 406 Indian star tortoises by the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) at the Vijayawada railway station in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday has exposed city's links with illegal trade of endangered species that are under Schedule IV of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. The DRI seized ... Read More »

DRI seized 406 Indian Star Tortoises, two women held

Vijayawada: The directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) sleuths have arrested two women for smuggling 406 Indian Star Tortoises, a vulnerable species declared endangered by International Union for Conservation of Nation (IUCN), at Vijayawada railway ... Read More »

2 Tortoises and cage – pets

Two Russian tortoises large aquarium and everything they need 200 rehoming fee. They are around 3 years old. Read More »

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