The Investigative Police Agency – Police of Dong Hung district (Thai Binh province) has decided to charge Mai The Tuan (25 years old) for violating legislation on the preservation of endangered and valuable animals.
Mai as the subject with exhibits in the police station – PC05 Thai Binh Photograph
In the afternoon of the first of February, a representative of the Environmental Crime Investigation Department (PC05) – Thai Binh Provincial Police said that the Investigative Police Agency – Dong Hung District Police (Thai Binh Province) had made a decision. intends to prosecute the accused against Mai The Tuan (born in 1998, residing in Phu Luong commune, Dong Hung district, Thai Binh province) for the act of “violating regulations on the protection of endangered, precious and rare animals” according to regulations Article 244, Penal Code 2015.
Before that, at about 10:30 on December 3, 2022, on National Highway 10 through Co Dung 1 Village (Dong La Commune, Dong Hung District, Thai Binh Province), the Environmental Crime Prevention Team in the field of natural resources, Biodiversity, agriculture, fishery – PC05 Thai Binh discovered and arrested Mai The Tuan when the subject was driving a motorbike with control plate 17B3-338.98 – transporting 2 living wild animals ( suspected to be Ngoc Linh babbler). Immediately after that, the functional forces brought the subjects and exhibits to the headquarters of the People’s Committee of Dong La commune to make a record of the arrest and management of the exhibits.
On the same day, PC05 Thai Binh issued a decision to solicit the Institute of Biological Resources Ecology (under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) for assessment to determine the species name and conservation status of two collected animals. kept by Mai The Tuan. At the same time, PC05 Thai Binh has sent a written request and handed over the above 2 animals to Hanoi Animal Rescue Center to receive and rescue.
Tuan used Facebook to sell 300,000 VND / 1 Ngoc Linh bee-eater photographs – PC05 Thai Binh
On December 6, 2022, the Institute of Biological Resources Ecology – Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology concluded the animal assessment, which concluded that the two animals seized by Mai The Tuan are the Ngoc squirrel species. Linh (scientific name Trochalopteron ngoclinhense, bird class, listed in Appendix I, List of endangered precious and rare species prioritized for protection).
At the investigative agency, Tuan confessed that on November 28, 2022, he had a contract through the social network Facebook to buy two Ngoc Linh urchins to sell. After agreeing on the purchase price of 100,000 VND / 1 bird, Tuan transferred the money to a personal account for the bird seller named Kien. Next, a bird seller named Kien sent two guinea pigs by bus from Lai Chau province to Tuan.
On the morning of November 29, 2022, Tuan went to the foot of the Nguyen bridge at the junction of Dong Hung town to receive birds and bring them home to Phu Luong commune, Dong Hung district in captivity.
After that, the subject took pictures of Ngoc Linh babbler and some other birds and posted them for sale on the social network Facebook. On December 3, 2022, when Tuan was transporting two bee-eaters on the road, he was arrested by the police. Tuan said he did not know the specific address, name, and age of the bird seller.
Based on collected documents and evidence, on December 30, 2022, PC05 Thai Binh Provincial Police Department issued a decision to prosecute the criminal case “Violation of regulations on the protection of endangered, precious, and rare animals” according to regulations. defined in Article 244, Penal Code 2015 occurred on December 3, 2022, in Dong Hung district; at the same time, he asked the People’s Procuracy of Thai Binh province to issue a decision to transfer the case to the Investigative Police Agency – Dong Hung District Police for further investigation and handling according to its competence and law provisions.