On December 9th 2021, Pelalawan Police and Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA) with an assist from FLIGHT Protecting Indonesia’s Birds successfully seized 38 boxes containing approximately 800 wild birds.
The 800 birds were including 90 Javan Mynas (Acridotheres javanicus), 300 Cinereous Tits, (Parus cinereus), and also 410 Prinias. These birds were contained inside 38 plastic boxes and brought using a car. For now, the car and the driver were brought by the police to be investigated. Meanwhile, all of the birds were given to the Riau Natural Resources Conservation Center and already released the next day on a conservation area