The pangolins and turtles are handed over to the Cuc Phuong National Park. Photo: (kiemsat.vn)
The animals were successfully found following a police search on a suspicious vehicle heading North-South in the province.
Aside from 11 cows being in the 37-07452-registered truck, police conducted a search of a handmade iron box that had been placed inside the vehicle. Inside they discovered 24 pangolins, weighing a total of 106.4 kg.
Furthermore, 46 turtles weighing a total of 22 kg were also found hidden in a styrofoam box which had been placed on the roof of the vehicle.
The driver was identified as 37-year-old Pham Van Trong of Nghe An province. When questioned, he was unable to provide legal documents for the transportation of the animals.
Following the rescue, the pangolins and turtles were handed over to the Cuc Phuong National Park.
The case is currently under further investigation.