8 Years of Prison and 50 Million Fines for Langur Trader

Muhamad Fatah Yasin (28), a resident of Petunjungan village, Paiton, Probolinggo regency, east Java who traded Javan Langurs finally paid the price for his illicit business. He was sentenced to eight months in prison and IDR 50 million fines by Kraksaan District Court on 4 February 2016. If he fails to pay the fines, two more months will be added to his term.

Yasin was arrested by the officials of East Java Nature Conservation Agency and the Police of Probolinggo in October 2015, accused for trading Javan Langurs online. From his, the police confiscated five langurs as the evidences.

Yasin had to face the justice for violating the Law no.5 of 1990 concerning the Conservation of Living Natural Resource and Its Ecosystem, with five years of prison and IDR 100 million fines as the maximum penalty. Though his sentence is far not nearly maximal, it is heavy compared to previous sentences given to illegal wildlife traders.

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