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    Spanish Police Raid Europe’s Largest Illegal Turtle Farm

    Authorities seized more than 1,100 turtles and tortoises of 62 different species — 14 of which were among the world’s most endangered — from a massive farm on the holiday island of Mallorca. They arrested two German men they suspect of running the operation, as well as the owner of an exotic pet store in Barcelona who police say was likely responsible for selling the animals, prized for their meat, skin and shells. Those arrested face money laundering and endangered species trafficking charges, and police are investigating several additional suspects.

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