(Sabah Newspaper, 28 July 2013)
In Artvin, two Frenchmen and a German were
taken into custody for allegedly trying to smuggle
abroad 2,856 butterflies unique to the region.
Learning that butterflies aren't free.
Frenchmen Jean Claude (67) and Christian Michael (63),
along with German Klaus Gunter (72), were seen
catching butterflies in Yusufeli district and were caught
by the Gendarmerie as they tried to escape in their car.
In the ensuing search, 2,856 butterflies were seized and
fines of between 33,000 and 66,000 TL will be assessed
against the culprits.
Yusufeli, in southernmost Artvin.