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Len Ganley Stance
27-11-2007, 08:40
Actually, I was only kidding. The article below was in today's edition of the MT. I love the third paragraph. Absolutely shocking journalism and editing.

Border Guards Seize Turtles

Border guards have confiscated more than 500 turtles found on a Moscow-bound train from Uzbekistan, the Federal Security Service said Monday.

The guards found 525 turtles in two bags left in separate carriages on the Tashkent-Moscow train, an FSB spokesman told Interfax.

It was unclear what the turtles were doing in the train, though there have been contraband turtle problems.

In one notable case, customs officials in May 1999 seized 1,000 turtles being taken from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad into Poland to be sold for their meat and shells. (MT)

Len Ganley Stance
27-11-2007, 09:08
Breaking News just in on the Turtles...........

Terrorist Turtles Arrested

Border Guards acting on a tip off have arrested more than 500 turtles on a Moscow bound train traveling from Uzbekistan.

The turtles are believed to be members of a terrorist organization called the Central Uzbekistan Ninja Turtle Service who are believed to have been responsible for a number of terrorist incidents over the past twelve months.

A spokesperson from the Federal Security Services was quoted as saying ‘The arrest of these terrorists represents a major coup in the War Against Turtleism’.

He went onto add that the suspected terrorists would be questioned by members of the Security Services but he acknowledged that this could be a long process as on previous occasions it has been notoriously difficult to get information from suspected members of this organization as they refuse to leave their shells for questioning.

The goals of the Central Uzbekistan Ninja Turtle Service are unclear but they are believed to want to advocate ‘Turtle-itarianism’

More news to follow………….

27-11-2007, 11:46
I think these hooligan turtle smugglers should be punished to the full extent of the law. No telling what kinds of criminal activity they might be up to with squads of foreign turtles in tow and menace on their minds. Covert spy terrapins? Evil bio-terror turtles?

There was a memorable news story in the US a few years back about a genius criminal who (successfully!) held up and robbed a Jack-In-Box, wielding and angry snapping turtle against the terrified employees.....