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Man arrested for allegedly hunting deers at West Bali National Park

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A person in Bali’s Buleleng regency is going through as much as 5 years in jail after he allegedly hunted a protected species on the West Bali Nationwide Park final week. 

The suspect, recognized as 33-year-old Ok, was caught on the park on the night of Sept. 29, throughout which period authorities have been conducting patrols.

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“Our staff discovered somebody carrying a weapon and once we went to test he was additionally carrying deer meat, its bones and head,” Buleleng Police Chief Andrian Pramudinato mentioned, including that Ok was instantly taken to the police station afterward. 

Police seized two deer skulls, a machete, and 5 kilograms of deer meat, amongst different issues, throughout the arrest. Ok has been charged with violation of articles underneath Indonesia’s 1990 Conservation Legislation, which carries a most sentence of 5 years in jail and a effective of IDR100 million (US$7,015).   

Not less than 4 deer species are protected underneath Indonesian regulation. Authorities recognized the hunted deer as a kijang, whose Latin title is Muntiacus muntjak.

Authorities say they’re digging deeper into the case within the hopes to seek out others who may be related to the crime.

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