The Law Enforcement (Gakkum) from Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) Jabalnusra area had settled Trigana Air Boeing 737 Series 300 PK-YSN pilot (AS) as the suspect for smuggling of 180 wild birds illegally from Papua to Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. The case started when a Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA) officer in Jakarta received an information from Military Police Air Force Base (POM AU) of Halim Perdanakusuma regarding shipping hundred of birds from Sentani Papua to Jakarta through Halim Perdanakusuma airport. Evidence of 180 wild birds were secured in Tegal Alur Animal Rescue Center. The 180 wild birds that suffer from smuggling attempt consisted of 6 Great Black Cockatoo, 5 Pesquet’s Parrot, 1 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, 44 Orange-billed Lorikeet, 10 Eclectus Parrot, 8 Brown Lory, 16 Greater Bird-of-paradise, 2 Twelve-wired Bird-of-paradise, and 88 Black-capped Lory. The perpetrators were presumed violating Article 40 Jo, Article 21 Verse 2 A of Law No 5 Year 1990 on Conservation of the Living Natural Resources and its Ecosystem, charged with maximum 5 years in jail and maximum fine of 100 Million Rupiahs fine. Image Source : Ditjen Gakkum KLHK (Facebook) News Source : Media Indonesia Link to the news: Pilot Trigana Air Jadi Tersangka Penyelundupan Burung asal Papua (mediaindonesia.com)
Smuggling of 1650 birds consisted of 1150 Bulbuls, 300 Sparrows, 125 Tailorbirds, and 75 Bar-winged Prinia was thwarted successfully
Smuggling of 1650 birds was successfully thwarted on Friday, 2nd April 2021 by Lampung Agricultural Quarantine, Bakaheuni Port Area with an assist from FLIGHT. “The smuggling was caught because they didn’t provide a health document and also another required documents,” said Isaias, the official representative from Bakaheuni Agricultural Quarantine. A total of 1650 birds consisted of 1150 Bulbuls, 300 Sparrows, 125 Tailorbirds, and also 75 Bar-winged Prinia were put inside 22 boxes of used cardboards and fruit boxes. These smuggled birds were transported by a truck that carried DOCs (Day Old Chick) while heading to Tangerang, Banten. Karman, the Sub-Coordinator of Supervision and Enforcement Substances from Lampung Agricultural Quarantine said that this wrongdoing was violating Law No.21 of 2019 concerning Fish, Animals, and Plants Quarantine. Later, the smuggled birds were released to their natural habitat after going through health checks by the quarantine officer.