Chalk this up from the believe it or not file. But it's a true deal. A Canadian man is now banned from owning turtles after he tried to smuggle a bunch of them in his pants!

Dong Wan tried to smuggle turtles into Canada from the U.S. when he was busted for having the turtles taped to his legs in zip-lock bags. And we're not talking about 2 or 3 turtles, he tried to smuggle in 38 turtles. According to Canada’s environment department in a statement-

“The turtles were contained in plastic bags and taped to Mr. Yan's legs,”

Mr. Yan was busted in February (2014) after he tried to cross the boarder from the Niagara border crossing. His sentence came down today, he was fined $2600 (in American dollars) and 50 hours of community service and can not own turtles for 10 years.

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