Wild animal trafficker is jailed for smuggling 107 endangered turtles by freezing them in his refrigerated van
Shen was arrested by police who found his lorry packed with 107 frozen turtles
The wildlife trafficker was given a nearly 13-year sentence for his illegal trade
Officials said the seized animals were estimated to be worth over £345,000
The case was reported by local court to raise awareness for wildlife protection
A Chinese wildlife trafficker has been jailed after being caught by police transporting 107 protected sea turtles with his refrigerated truck.
The resident, known by his surname Shen, was tracked down by police after the officers seized found his lorry packed with frozen turtles in the woods in Zhoushan city, Zhejiang province of eastern China.
Mr Shen was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison and handed a fine of 150,000 yuan (£17,287). Two other residents who sold four of the sea turtles to Mr Shen were also imprisoned.
The crime case took place in 2018 and was revealed this week by a local court in Zhejiang to warn the public against wild animal trafficking.
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