SMUGGLED PANGOLINS & MARINE TURTLES

SMUGGLED PANGOLINS & MARINE TURTLES

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Photo shows part of 21 frozen Palawan pangolins and 16 dead marine turtles that were confiscated by a joint team of the DENR’s Community Environment and Natural Resources Office and the Philippine National Police at a security checkpoint in Puerto Princesa City on Saturday.  The truck driver, identified as a certain Joshue Arellano (not in photo), is now under the custody of the local police and is facing criminal charges for violating Republic Act No. 9147, otherwise known as the Philippine Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, filed against him by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development. ###