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Italian fined for importing protected turtles

An Italian was fined €500 and had his van confiscated after he pleaded guilty to being in possession of protected turtles.

Filippo Mazza, 54, of Ragusa, also pleaded guilty to being involved in the circulation, importation or sale of turtles, whose importation was prohibited or limited.

He also pleaded guilty of placing biocides on the market.

The turtles were confiscated.

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