Indonesia: Proboscis Monkey killers arrested: We ate the Monkey
By ProFauna, 15th June 2016;

Remember the photo featuring six young men from West Kalimantan holding a Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus)? They have been have been put in custody, and we know now that they are working for a timber company in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

These information was obtained after the Head of West Kalimantan Nature Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Sustyo Iriono, conducted an investigation following the viral photo. After checking on to the suspects’ homes in Sambas, West Kalimantan, turned out that they are currently working for a timber company in East Kalimantan.

According to Sustyo, on Tuesday (13/6/2016), BKSDA in East Kalimantan has made an arrest of the six men based on the information collected by Sustyo’s team.

“On around 11 a.m. (local time), suspects of the Proboscis Monkey killing have been arrested. They admitted the misconduct, and also said that they have eaten the Monkey after posting the photo on Facebook,” said Sustyo.

The suspects were arrested by the joint team of BKSDA and The Ministy of Environment and Forestry’s Law Enforcement Division of Kalimantan in the timber company in Senoni, Lebak Silong village, Sebuluh district, Kutai Kartanegara, East Kalimantan.

“They were brought in for questioning and further investigation by the SPORC, and we are coordinating with the police department and district court about this case. The evidence we have now are only their cellphones and weapons,” added Sustyo.

The six men are Adam (in the photo, the one wearing black hat and also the one who uploaded the photo), Apri (shirtless, red pants), Ato (white t-shirt, blue pants), Inal (green t-shirt), Intat (shirtless, black pants), and Bayong (white-stripped jacket), all come from the same neighborhood in West Kalimantan.

Source: ProFauna

Indonesia: Six Proboscis Monkey killers identified
By ProFauna, 15th June 2016;

The whereabouts of six alleged killers of a Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) who uploaded their photo on a Facebook profile named Adam Usu Fairus on June 2016 have finally been identified. The gruesome photo went viral on the internet after PROFAUNA also spread the words and ask for anyone to come forward if they have any info about those person.

According to the Head of West Kalimantan Nature Conservation Agency, Sustyo Iriyono, all suspects are originally from Semantir, Mekar Sekuntum village, Galing district, Sambas, West Kalimantan. However, they are currently working for a timber company in East Kalimantan.

The killing took place near their workplace, and currently the agency is investigating the case involving a protected wildlife species.

“Our team is also on it,” said the Head of East Kalimantan Nature Conservation Agency, Sunandar Trigunajasa, to PROFAUNA.

Meanwhile, Bayu Sandi, the coordinator of PROFAUNA Borneo added, “Acts of killing or abuse of wildlife uploaded on social media must be taken seriously and given fair penalty to pose a deterrent effect to the offenders. This also would prevent other people from doing the same thing.”

Source: ProFauna