Man charged after turtles found beneath clothing

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 25, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.



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DETROIT (AP) — A Canadian man has been charged after border agents at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel found more than 50 turtles strapped to his body and hidden between his legs.

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1BbWGSj ) that Windsor, Ontario, resident Kai Xu was charged Wednesday with smuggling, illegal trading and exporting. A bond hearing was scheduled Thursday in federal court in Detroit.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent received a tip about a large box sent to a Detroit postal center. Court documents say it was addressed to Xu and mailed from Alabama. Agents were watching the postal center on Aug. 5 when Xu arrived.

The turtles were found after Xu's SUV re-crossed the border and was stopped in Windsor.

It wasn't immediately clear if Xu has a lawyer.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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