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A Wildlife Trader was Sentenced to Two Years in Prison in Sumatra (January 23, 2019)
Posted on 10:56 January 24th, 2019

Herry Ginting, a wildlife trader in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra Province, was sentenced to two years in prison by Medan District Court on Wednesday (January 23). In addition to prison sentence, Herry was also fined paying 10 million rupiahs (approximately USD7,000). If the fine is not paid, then he will spend another three months in jail.

Herry was found guilty of violating Law number 5 of 1990 concerning the conservation of natural resources and their ecosystems and government regulation number 7 year 1999 concerning Preservation of flora and fauna.

Herry was arrested by forestry policemen along with his animals (four slow lorises, 4 langurs, and 2 long-tailed macaques) in Sibiru-bira . Herry captured these animals in the farming area in Sibiru-biru, Deli Serdang and traded these animals at his home by promoting them on Facebook.


 

The animals which were confiscated from the house of Herry Ginting. (Analisa)

                          

Herry Ginting in Yellow t-shirt.

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