The law enforcement (Gakkum) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) successfully thwarted an illegal smuggling attempt of 4,228 birds.
These birds were brought from South Kalimantan and planned to be delivered to Java Island through Telaga Biru Port in Bangkalan, Madura.
The thwarting was based on the information from the citizen regarding the wild animal trade in Sidoarjo Regency. The team managed to rescue 4,228 birds consisting of 596 Greater Green Leafbirds, 125 Common Hill Myna, 110 Java Sparrow, 45 Blue-crowned Hanging-parrots, and 31 Crested Jayshrike, 6 Lesser Green Leafbirds, etc.
The perpetrator (AFI) was suspected to be the owner and is currently being questioned by the police. He has violated Article 40 Verse 2 Jo, Article 21 Verse 2A of Law No. 5 of 1990 concerning Conservation of the Living Natural Resources and its Ecosystem.