Police found 400 kilograms of turtle meat from a pickup car they stopped at 5 AM in Jl. Patasari, Kuta on Saturday.
The pickup car has been driving when stopped by police for inspection, when they found a yellow styrofoam box containing the turtle meat.
“In the box was the turtle meat, acknowledged by the perps, as weighing 400 kilograms,” Bali Police spokesman, Superintendent Heng Widjaja said in Denpasar on Sunday, as quoted from Bali Coconuts.
“The offender, the car, and its cargo were taken to the directorate of Bali Water Police for further investigation,” Widjaja said.
Though sea turtles are protected under Indonesian law, the trade for turtle meat still persists in the country, especially in Bali, where demand for the meat is apparently high for dishes