Inside the bags were with the bodies of countless dead sea turtles — caught one by one from the wild to be sold in China.
“To see so many marine turtles, well, it was shocking,” Mr. K, an anonymous investigator on the case, previously told National Geographic about the raid. “It was crazy.”
Other rooms were packed to the ceilings with taxidermied bodies, their once-stunning shells covered in dust and their little faces dried and shriveled. They were stacked as if they were furniture.