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Man Faces 1 Year Jail Time For Illegally Purchasing Deer In Bali

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A local from Jembrana, Wayan Sudana (53) is currently under trial facing a sentence of 1 year imprisonment after he purchased a baby deer, a protected animal in Indonesia, with intentions to resell for profit. 

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

During the hearing on Thursday (14/1), Sudana admitted to purchasing the deer for USD 28.5 (IDR$400,000) from an unknown man on November 6th, 2020.

“The man initially asked for more money but I bargained until he gave me a discount,” said Sudana.

He then brought home the deer, intending to sell it for profit in the black market.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

As Sudana made attempts to find a buyer online, his illegal activity was detected by officers.

Police arrived at the suspect’s residence for interrogation.

When asked for legal documents required to own a protected animal, Sudana admitted he did not have a permit. 

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika)

According to the District Attorney Jembrana, I Gede Gatot Hariawan, Sudana violated Article 40 Number 4 and Article 21 Number 5 Indonesian Constitution Year 1990 relating to Natural Resources and Ecosystems

He could face 1 year imprisonment and a fine of USD$3563 (IDR50 million).

Sudana is not being detained during the trial as the sentence is below 5 years imprisonment.

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