A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Turtle egg seizure in Oaxaca biggest ever made by Federal Police Traffic ticket led to discovery of 22,000 eggs

Turtle egg seizure in Oaxaca biggest ever made by Federal Police

Traffic ticket led to discovery of 22,000 eggs

A routine traffic ticket on a federal highway turned into the largest seizure of contraband turtle eggs ever made by the Federal Police.
The driver of a pickup truck was traveling toward Juchitán, Oaxaca, on the Coatzacoalcos-Salina Cruz highway when police noticed he was crossing the center line.
After he was stopped police proceeded to give him a ticket. But while they were explaining the nature of his infraction, officers noticed his demeanor was “evasive.”
That triggered a close inspection of the back truck, where they found 57 black plastic bags under a blue tarp. Each of the bags contained 400 sea turtle eggs. A final tally revealed there were 22,800 eggs in total.
Although the species of marine turtle was not specified, police said the eggs belonged to one that was endangered.
The driver was unable to produce documents allowing the legal transportation of the turtle eggs, so he was arrested and and charged with crimes against wildlife and animal species.

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