The man was apparently trying to smuggle the live animals into China from Thailand , the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said in a statement late on Tuesday. It did not give the man’s name or say where he was from.
The crocodile discovered in his bag late on Monday was identified as a highly endangered species. He was also transporting three keeled land tortoises, black pond turtles, radiated tortoises and true tortoises — all endangered species.
On Tuesday, a court fined the man HK$16,000 (US$2,052) and sentenced him to six months imprisonment.