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Jakarta Post

ProFauna, police bust illegal wildlife trade syndicate

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Wed, June 3 2009   /  02:34 pm

The wildlife protection group ProFauna Indonesia and the East Java Police have joined forces to bust an illegal wildlife trade valued at billions of rupiah by an international syndicate based in Surabaya. Endangered animals seized in the bust include 26 black-capped lories, sulphur-crested cockatoos and Tanimbar corellas. Police also arrested a suspect identified only as Sup. "Besides acting as a transit point for the drug trade, Surabaya is also a transit point for the illegal international trade of wildlife species," East Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Anton Bachrul Alam told reporters Tuesday. "We caught Sup before he could send the protected animals to Malaysia, were they would be worth billions of rupiah." He added the case had been handed over to East Java Prosecutors Office on May 26. The suspect, a trader at the Bratan...