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Sale of Turtle Eggs Near Governor Official Residence in Medan (May 11, 2016)
Posted on 11:18 May 15th, 2016

Sale of turtle eggs took place on the roadside at Jalan Sudirman Medan. The turtle eggs were collected in Bagan Siapi-api, Riau province, and brought to Medan for sale.

 

Price of the turtle egg is Rp 6,000 (US$0.5) per egg. This price is much higher compared to the price of chicken egg which is IDR1,000 (US$0.1) per egg.

 

Some people in Medan buy turtle eggs because of the wrong information saying that consuming turtle eggs can increase a person's sex drive.

 

The turtle egg seller told Scorpion Investigator on Wednesday (May 11th 2016) that last year he was arrested by forestry police for one night because of selling turtle eggs. He continues to collect and sells turtle eggs because he needs money for his family.

 

Sale of turtle eggs on the roadside at Jalan Sudirman Medan, about 20 meters from the official residence of North Sumatra Governor.

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