Provincial Police in Jambi announced today (Thursday, 20th of October) that Police and the Wildlife Authority (BKSDA) arrested a member of protected animal part trade syndicate, Edi Kumala. He was arrested in Jambi city on Tuessday (18/10) for possession of tiger and crocodile skins. Both the tiger and the crocodile are protected by the Indonesian law.
Edi posses 2 tiger skins, 3 crocodile skins, and 2,600 pieces of snake and lizard skins.
For the purposes of further investigation the police and BKSDA in Jambi are still studying the case of the syndicate selling the protected wildlife parts.
Head of Jambi Provincial Police, Brigadier General Yazid Fanani, quoted by Antara news agency saying the activity of Edi Kumala has long been monitored by police in Jambi.
Tiger skins confiscated from member of trade syndicate in Jambi.