On July 30, FLIGHT helped Riau Police arrested online traders selling protected animals through Facebook in Pekanbaru, Sumatra.

The animals that were rescued were 3 deer (Tragulus), 2 baby crocodiles, 20 Red-breasted Parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), 3 blue-rumped parrot (Psittinus cyanurus), 1 long-tailed macaque, and 1 slow loris.

This arrest was successful because of an investigation by FLIGHT. The FLIGHT online monitoring team discovered a facebook account, that of “Jimmy Dumai Riau” offering a variety of rare animals for sale.

On July 30, at 1am, the traders were arrested. The traders were charged and will face prison time. The animals are now safe at a government animal rescue center. They will soon be released back into their natural habitat