2 arrested for selling endangered turtles on Facebook

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A photo, posted by Nguyen Hoai Nam on his Facebook, showing a sea tortoise-shell for sale. Photo suppled by the police. A photo, posted by Nguyen Hoai Nam on his Facebook, showing a sea tortoise-shell for sale. Photo suppled by the police.

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Police in Hanoi have arrested two local men who allegedly sold endangered animals via Facebook. 
Nguyen Hoai Nam, 24, was tracked down after he posted an advertisement on his Facebook trying to sell critically endangered sea turtles at up to VND7 million (US$310) each.
Nam was caught while he was transporting five turtles to a buyer in Ha Dong District.
After interrogating Nam, police arrested his supplier Nguyen Manh Linh, 31. 
Police also found another turtle after searching Nam’s house.
All the six sea creatures are in stable condition. 
Authorities said they have handed the endangered turtles to a conservation center.

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