Customs officials in French Polynesia have seized more than seven kilogrammes of poached turtle meat during a check in the port of Papeete.
Local media reports said the meat was found in a vehicle of a man who during questioning admitted that it came from the island of Maiao, near Moorea.
A search of his home then led to the discovery of more than a hundred litres of illegally produced alcohol in what is the biggest such seizure in the territory.
The spirit was in new plastic bottles, which he reportedly sold for $US5 a litre in the neighbourhood.
Last month, plainclothes police found almost 450 kilogrammes of poached turtle meat on the island of Maupiti.