Caribbean beach patrols paying off

 Turtle and turtle eggs are off the menu in Limón.

The Fuerza Pública said that it rescued a green turtle that had been tied up on Playa Moín Monday night.

Police patrolling the beach said they found the turtle on its back. Eventually it was determined not to be injured and released to the sea, said the Fuerza Pública.

Further north in Tortugero police reported that they surprised a 32-year-old man with turtle eggs and found that he was the subject of a warrant for aggravated robbery.

Police reported that a full-grown green turtle could fetch 30,000 colons at some markets in Limón. That’s about $57. Eggs are commonly sold for from 500 to 1,000 colons each, about $1 to $2.turtle091315


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