Polri Sita 184 Animals Protected From Captivity In Cicurug Sukabumi
The group of investigators visited a birdcage at Kampung Tenjolaya RT 04/04, Cisaat Village, Cicurug District, Sukabumi Regency, West Java (Photo: Antara)

JAKARTA - The National Police Criminal Investigation Unit confiscated hundreds of protected birds without a permit, confiscated from captive cages in Tenjolaya Village RT 04/04, Cisaat Village, Cicurug District, Sukabumi Regency, West Java, Thursday, January 14.

Reporting from Antara, Friday, January 15. Kasubdit 1 of the Directorate of Certain Crimes, Bareskrim Polri Kombes Muh. Zulkarnaen, through a press release, said that investigators succeeded in uncovering the alleged criminal case by keeping, owning, maintaining and transporting protected animals alive.

Zulkarnaen said the modus operandi of the perpetrator with the initials FJ was to own, keep, maintain, transport protected wildlife in the form of 184 birds consisting of eight species without being equipped with valid documents. These animals are then bred and allegedly traded.

This case was revealed thanks to the cooperation between Sub-Directorate I of the Criminal Investigation Unit of the National Police with the Sukabumi Police, West Java Regional Police, the Directorate General of Ecosystem Natural Resources Conservation (KSDAE) and the West Java Provincial KSDA Center.

"This bird breeding has been running for two years without official documents as referred to in Article 21 paragraph (2) letter a Jo Article 40 paragraph (2) Law Number 5 Year 1990 concerning Conservation of Living Natural Resources and their Ecosystems. The threat of punishment is five years. , "said Zulkarnaen.

While the Head of West Java BKSDA Center Rd. Rifki M. Sirodjan said that the details of the evidence secured were 53 Maluku / Red Cockatoos (Cacatua Moluccensis), 22 Yellow Crested Cockatoos (Cacatua Sulphurea), 12 White Cockatoos, 4 Tanimbar Cockatoos, 38 Koki Cockatoos, 47 Parrots Bayan, 5 Black Heads and 3 Javanese Gelatik.

"Furthermore, the animals are identified, evacuation and safekeeping of evidence to conservation agencies, expert examination from the West Java Provincial KSDA Center, expert examination from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, coordination with the public prosecutor of the Indonesian Attorney General's Office," said Rifki.

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