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Last Updated: Friday February 25 2011 09:01 GMT

Endangered animal smuggling: how a UK airport fights it

Leah with two of the tortoise

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Every year criminals try to smuggle rare and endangered animals into the UK.

Some of the creatures are worth a lot of money, but it's illegal to bring them in and keep or sell them unless you have special permission.

Smugglers will try almost anything to get the animals into the country without being noticed - like packing rare tortoises into a lunchbox!

We sent Leah to meet the team who are fighting an ongoing battle to stop them...

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