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Customs officers at Malaysian airport seize 330 tortoises

May 15, 2017 8:13 PM
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May 15 (UPI) -- Authorities at a Malaysian airport said they seized 330 critically endangered tortoises that were falsely labeled as "stones" in boxes shipped from Madagascar.

Customs officers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport said they searched the five cardboard boxes that arrived Sunday on an Etihad Airways flight from Madagascar and discovered each contained a piece of luggage.

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