Bulgaria Police Detain 2 Endangered Turtle Eaters

Crime | May 29, 2015, Friday // 09:24| Views: | Comments: 0
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Two Bulgarian citizens who cooked 17 endangered turtles and ate them have been arrested in the country's southern town of Krumovgrad, police say.

The detainees, aged 59 and 26 respectively, have been charged with trying to exterminate an endangered species, according to private national TV7 channel.

No details about the exact species were immediately available.

They told police they were very hungry and felt an urge to cook the animals.

Both men, who are said to be representatives of the ethnic Roma minority could be facing charges of up to 5 years behind bars and a fine of up to BGN 10 000.

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