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)
32 Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus) were confiscated by Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA) from two dealers at Nagari Persiapan Kandih, Agam Regency on Friday, 30th April 2021. Ade Putra, the head of BSDA Agam Resort said that the confiscation was started when an officer was on a Safari Ramadhan trip at Tanjung Raya sub-district. The officer saw the two perpetrators RP (33) and R (30) riding on a motorcycle with two cages on hand filled with a lot of birds. “I felt suspicious with those riders, so I stopped him on the side of the road that connects Lubuk Basung and Bukittinggi.” said the BKSDA officer on Saturday, 1st May 2021. Ade also said that the two perpetrators couldn’t provide the required official documents when the BKSDA officer asked them. RP and R were taken for interrogation about their doing. They said that the birds were obtained from hunting in West Agam Area and brought them for trades on Bukittinggi. They also said that they already did this multiple times. These perpetrators sold the birds for twenty thousand rupiahs for one individual. The perpetrator’s wrongdoing for transporting wild birds without permission and legal documents have violated Article 41 Verse 1 of Government Regulations No.8 of 1999 on Wild Flora and Fauna Exploitation. Ade Putra also mentions that RP and R were given education about wild animal exploitation so that the two won’t repeat their wrongdoing. While for the Javan Myna, the poor birds were brought by the BKSDA […]
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.
Two people arrested after Information collected by FLIGHT on the trade in wild birds in West Sumatera provinces led to the seizure of 35 kilogram pangolin scales and 3 helmeted hornbill casques by police and Law Enforcement Unit MoEF on April 14th. The perpetrators, having initial of JAN (44) and RAL (59) was caught based on the report from the Police while in an attempt to trade. For their wrongdoing, the two perpetrator was subjected to Articles 21 Verses 2 D Juncto, Articles 40 Verses 2 of Law Number 5 of 1990 concerning Conservation of the Living Natural Resources and its Ecosystem, charged with 5 years in jailtime and approximately 100 million rupiah fine.
133 Kilogram of Pangolin Scales and a bear cub seized by Indonesian National Police in Jambi and West Sumatra
Flight successfully assisted Indonesian National Police on the disclosure of protected wildlife trade in Jambi and West Sumatra on February 17 & 19 2021. 133 kilogram of Pangolin Scales and a bear cub were saved from this mission. Two perpetrators were secured from different locations. National Police seized 105 Kilogram of Pangolin Scales in Jambi, then 28 kilograms of Pangolin Scales and a bear cub in West Sumatra. Around more than 500 hundreds pangolins were killed to produce 133 kilogram of scales. These perpetrators are subjected to Article 40 paragraph (2) in conjunction with Article 21 paragraph (2) letters a and b of Law Number 5 Year 1990 concerning Conservation of Living Natural Resources and Their Ecosystems.