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2 African Tortoises Stolen From Hesperia Pet Store

Authorities are looking for a man and woman who stole two African Sulcata tortoises from a pet store in Hesperia.


(credit: Customs And Border Patrol)

Japanese Men Plead Not Guilty In ‘Operation Flying Turtle’

Atsushi Yamagami, 39, and Norihide Ushirozako, 49, were arrested Jan. 7 at the airport with over 50 live turtles and tortoises.


(credit: Customs And Border Patrol)

2 Arrested In Turtle Smuggling Case At LAX

Two men from Japan have been arrested for allegedly smuggling more than 50 live turtles and tortoises into the United States.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/10/2011