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Jakarta Post

Two `poachers' detained in Riau

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Thu, June 25 2009   /  11:24 am

Prosecutors in Riau have arrested two suspects for allegedly poaching and killing three endangered Sumatran tigers after conducting investigations for nearly four months. The suspects, father and son, Ajad Abdullah, 73, and Mistar Ajad, 45, from Tanjung Pasar village, Pelangiran district, Indragiri Hilir regency, are currently being detained by the Tembilahan prosecutor's office. Head of technical conservation division of the Riau office Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA) Syahimin said his men and investigators from the prosecutor's office found strong evidence the suspects had killed the protected Sumatran tigers. "The prosecutor's office said Tuesday it has completed the case files and that the case is officially being handled by the Tembilahan prosecutor's office," Syahimin told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. Riau BKSDA investigator Marhot Pohan, who filed the cas...