Elmer Badilla of InterAksyon.com reports that "operatives from the Philippine Natonal Police (PNP) Maritime Group-Special Boat Unit and the Philippine Navy seized 65 sea turtles in the southern Palawan Town of Balabac that were about to be transported to Hasa-Hasa Shoal." The report explained that "the turtles were ultimately intended for sale to Chinese poachers." The bust happened at around 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.
The report noted: "Maritime Group chief Superintendent Osmundo Salibo Group said the turtles, 14 of which were dead, were found at around 6 a.m. in an abandoned boat anchored off Sitio Marabon, Baranggay Bangkalaan."
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